"Turd Blossom" (or Sand Turd) is a Texan term for a flower which grows from a pile of cow dung. As Turd Blossom, the term has gained fame in the United States as a sobriquet that was reportedly assigned by former U.S. President George W. Bush as a term of endearment for his former chief political advisor, Karl Rove.
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