mesquite

Definitions of mesquite
  1. noun
    any of several small spiny trees or shrubs of the genus Prosopis having small flowers in axillary cylindrical spikes followed by large pods rich in sugar
    synonyms: mesquit
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    types:
    Prosopis glandulosa, Western honey mesquite, honey mesquite
    thorny deep-rooted drought-resistant shrub native to southwestern United States and Mexico bearing pods rich in sugar and important as livestock feed; tends to form extensive thickets
    Prosopis juliflora, Prosopis juliiflora, algarroba
    mesquite of Gulf Coast and Caribbean Islands from Mexico to Venezuela
    Prosopis pubescens, screw bean, screwbean, screwbean mesquite, tornillo
    shrub or small tree of southwestern United States and northwestern Mexico having spirally twisted pods
    type of:
    bush, shrub
    a low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems
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