honey mesquite
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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  • Honey mesquite — 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Honey Mesquite — Taxobox name = Honey Mesquite image caption = Prosopis glandulosa foliage with seed pods image width = 250px regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Magnoliopsida ordo = Fabales familia = Fabaceae genus = Prosopis species = P.… …   Wikipedia

  • honey mesquite — noun 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 • Syn: ↑Western honey mesquite, ↑Prosopis glandulosa •… …   Useful english dictionary

  • honey mesquite — liaukingasis algarobas statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Mimozinių šeimos medingas, pašarinis augalas (Prosopis glandulosa), paplitęs Šiaurės ir Pietų Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Prosopis glandulosa angl. honey mesquite; mesquite šaltinis… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • honey mesquite — /hʌni mɛsˈkit/ (say hunee mes keet) noun a variety of mesquite, Prosopis glandulosa, of drooping habit, with creamy yellow flowers, edible yellow pods, and sharp thorns; considered to be an invasive species in some parts of Australia. Also, honey …   Australian English dictionary

  • honey mesquite —    A common variety of mesquite found in the Southwest.    Alternate term: algarroba …   Vocabulario Vaquero

  • honey mesquite — hon′ey mesquite n. pln a thorny drought resistant tree, Prosopis glandulosa, of the legume family, native to the southwestern U.S …   From formal English to slang

  • honey mesquite — a thorny drought resistant tree, Prosopis glandulosa, of the legume family, native to the southwestern U.S., having clusters of yellow flowers. [1885 90, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • Western honey mesquite — noun 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 • Syn: ↑honey mesquite, ↑Prosopis glandulosa • Hypernyms …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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