Meadowfoam

White meadowfoam (Limnanthes alba) blooming at North Table Mountain Ecological Reserve, Oroville, California

Limnanthes alba

Meadowfoam (Wiktionary)

English

Etymology

meadow +‎ foam

Noun

meadowfoam (countable and uncountable, plural meadowfoams)

  1. Any of the plants in the genus Limnanthes, flowering annuals native to the western US, especially the white meadowfoam, Limnanthes alba, which is grown for the oil in its seeds.
  2. (uncountable) The industrially-useful oil produced by Limnanthes alba
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