Mesquite



[me-skeet, mes-keet] /mɛˈskit, ˈmɛs kit/

noun
1.
any of several usually spiny trees or shrubs belonging to the genus Prosopis, of the legume family, as P. juliflora or P. glandulosa, of western North America, having bipinnate leaves and beanlike pods and often forming dense thickets.
2.
the wood of such a tree or shrub, used especially in grilling or barbecuing food.
3.
any of various similar or related plants.
[me-skeet, mi-] /mɛˈskit, mɪ-/
noun
1.
a city in NE Texas, E of Dallas.
/mɛˈskiːt; ˈmɛskiːt/
noun
1.
any small leguminous tree of the genus Prosopis, esp the tropical American P. juliflora, whose sugary pods (mesquite beans) are used as animal fodder Also called algarroba, honey locust, honey mesquite
n.

type of North American shrub of the pea family, 1759, from Mexican Spanish mezquite, from Nahuatl (Aztec) mizquitl “mesquite.”

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