chamisa
or chamiso noun Etymology: American Spanish chamiza, chamizo, ultimately from Spanish chamiza brushwood, kindling, from Portuguese or Galician chamiça, from chama flame, from Latin flamma — more at flame Date: 1960 1. a saltbush (Atriplex canescens) of the western United States and Mexico having winged seeds 2. a rabbitbrush (Chrysothamnus nauseosus) having yellow flowers

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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