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Noun: consumption weed
  1. A shrub of salt marshes of eastern and south central North America and West Indies; fruit is surrounded with white plumelike hairy tufts
    - groundsel tree, groundsel bush, cotton-seed tree, Baccharis halimifolia

Derived forms: consumption weeds

Type of: bush, shrub

Part of: Baccharis, genus Baccharis

Encyclopedia: Consumption weed