restharrow

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From rest +‎ harrow.

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restharrow (plural restharrows)

  1. Any of various species of small shrubs making up the genus Ononis, especially Ononis repens, which has pink flowers.
    • 1653, Nicholas Culpeper, The English Physician Enlarged, Folio Society 2007, p. 238:
      Common Restharrow rises up with diverse rough, woody twigs, half a yard or a yard high, set at the joints without order [...].