noun Etymology: modification of American Spanish chamiza Date: 1846 a California shrub (Adenostoma fasciculatum) of the rose family that forms dense stands in chaparral

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  • chamise — cha·mi·se (chə mēzʹ) also cha·mi·so ( mēʹsō) n. pl. cha·mi·ses, also cha·mi·sos An evergreen shrub (Adenostoma fasciculatum) in the rose family, native to California, having small needlelike leaves in fascicles and clusters of small white flowers …   Universalium

  • chamise — [shə mi:z] (also chamiso) noun (plural chamises or chamisos) an evergreen shrub with small narrow leaves, common in the chaparral of California. [Adenostoma fasciculatum.] Origin C19: from Mex. Sp. chamiso …   English new terms dictionary

  • chamise — cha·mise …   English syllables

  • chamise — noun see chamiso …   Useful english dictionary

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