Bouteloua oligostachya
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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  • Bouteloua oligostachya — Grama grass Gra ma grass [Sp. grama a sort of grass.] (Bot.) The name of several kinds of pasture grasses found in the Western United States, esp. the {Bouteloua oligostachya}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bouteloua oligostachya — Grass Grass, n. [OE. gras, gres, gers, AS, gr[ae]s, g[ae]rs; akin to OFries. gres, gers, OS., D., G., Icel., & Goth. gras, Dan. gr[ae]s, Sw. gr[aum]s, and prob. to E. green, grow. Cf. {Graze}.] 1. Popularly: Herbage; the plants which constitute… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bouteloua oligostachya (Nutt.) Torr. ex A. Gray — Symbol BOGR2 Synonym Symbol BOOL Botanical Family Poaceae …   Scientific plant list

  • Bouteloua oligostachya (Nutt.) Torr. ex A. Gray — Symbol BOGR2 Synonym Symbol BOOL Botanical Family Poaceae …   Scientific plant list

  • BOUTELOUA GRACILIS (Н. В. К.) LAG. - БУТЕЛУА СТРОЙНАЯ, Б. ГОЛУБАЯ — см. 74. Многолетнее растение. В. gracilis (Н. В. К.) Lag. Б. стройная, б. голубая Steud. Nom. Bot. ed. 2, 1 (1840) 219. Рожевиц (1937) 433, рис. Арчер и Банч (1955) 233, рис. S y n. Chondrosium gracile Н. В. К.; Actinochloa grucilis Willd.;… …   Справочник растений

  • Bouteloua —   Bouteloua …   Wikipedia Español

  • Bouteloua — Género de plantas de la familia de las Poaceas, orden Poales, subclase Liliidae, clase Liliopsida, división Magnoliophyta. ● Bouteloua alamosana Vasey ● Bouteloua arenosa Vasey ● Bouteloua aristidoides (Humb., Bonpl. & Kunth) Griseb. ● Bouteloua… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Bouteloua — Lagasca (Grammagras, Mezquite), Gattung der Gramineen, deren (ca. 30) Arten am zahlreichsten auf den Plateaus der südwestlichen Vereinigten Staaten vertreten sind, wo sie einen großen Teil der Vegetation der Prärie zusammensetzen und… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • mesquite grass — noun : any of various pasture grasses (as Bouteloua oligostachya and other members of the genus Bouteloua) found associated with mesquite in the southwestern United States …   Useful english dictionary

  • Agelena naevia — Grass Grass, n. [OE. gras, gres, gers, AS, gr[ae]s, g[ae]rs; akin to OFries. gres, gers, OS., D., G., Icel., & Goth. gras, Dan. gr[ae]s, Sw. gr[aum]s, and prob. to E. green, grow. Cf. {Graze}.] 1. Popularly: Herbage; the plants which constitute… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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