any of a genus (Ononis) of leguminous, Old World plants with clusters of white, pink, or yellow flowers
Origin of restharrowMiddle English rest, contr. ; from arest (see arrest) + harrow: the tough roots obstruct the harrow
Any of several Old World plants of the genus Ononis of the pea family, having woody stems, pink or purplish flowers, and trifoliolate leaves.
Origin of restharrowObsolete rest, to check (short for Middle English aresten; see arrest) + harrow1.
- Any of various species of small shrubs making up the genus Ononis, especially Ononis repens, which has pink flowers.