Prosopis pubescens
Mesquite Mes*qui"te (m[e^]s*k[=e]"t[asl]), Mesquit Mes*quit" (m[e^]s*k[=e]t"), n. [Sp. mezquite; said to be a Mexican Indian word.] (Bot.) Aany of several small spiny trees or shrubs of the southwestern part of North America belonging to the genus {Prosopis} having small flowers in axillary cylindrical spikes followed by large sugar-rich pods, especially the {honey mesquite}, and {screw-pod mesquite}. [1913 Webster + WordNet 1.5]

{Honey mesquite}. See {Algaroba} (b) .

{Screw-pod mesquite}, a smaller tree ({Prosopis pubescens}), having spiral pods used as fodder and sometimes as food by the Indians.

{Mesquite grass}, a rich native grass in Western Texas ({Bouteloua oligostachya}, and other species); -- so called from its growing in company with the mesquite tree; -- called also {muskit grass}, {grama grass}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Prosopis pubescens — Screw Screw (skr[udd]), n. [OE. scrue, OF. escroue, escroe, female screw, F. [ e]crou, L. scrobis a ditch, trench, in LL., the hole made by swine in rooting; cf. D. schroef a screw, G. schraube, Icel. skr[=u]fa.] 1. A cylinder, or a cylindrical… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Prosopis pubescens — ID 67913 Symbol Key PRPU Common Name screwbean mesquite Family Fabaceae Category Dicot Division Magnoliophyta US Nativity Native to U.S. US/NA Plant Yes State Distribution AZ, CA, NM, NV, TX, UT Growth Habit Tree, Shrub …   USDA Plant Characteristics

  • Prosopis pubescens — noun shrub or small tree of southwestern United States and northwestern Mexico having spirally twisted pods • Syn: ↑screw bean, ↑screwbean, ↑tornillo, ↑screwbean mesquite • Hypernyms: ↑mesquite, ↑mesquit …   Useful english dictionary

  • Prosopis pubescens Benth. — Symbol PRPU Common Name screwbean mesquite Botanical Family Fabaceae …   Scientific plant list

  • Prosopis — alba, Habitus Systematik Eurosiden I Ordnung: Schmetterlingsblütenartige (Fabales) …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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