creosote bush

creosote bush
noun Date: 1846 a resinous desert shrub (Larrea tridentata) of the caltrop family found in the southwestern United States and Mexico

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Creosote bush — Cre o*sote bush A shrub ({Covillea mexicana}) found in desert regions from Colorado to California and southward through Mexico. It has yellow flowers and very resinous foliage with a strong odor of creosote. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • creosote bush — ☆ creosote bush n. an evergreen shrub (Larrea divaricata) of the caltrop family with a pungent odor like that of creosote, found in N Mexico and the SW U.S …   English World dictionary

  • creosote-bush — geltonasis keimaris statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Keimerūninių šeimos dekoratyvinis, vaistinis nuodingas augalas (Larrea tridentata), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Larrea tridentata angl. chaparral; creosote bush vok.… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • creosote bush — any of several shrubs belonging to the genus Larrea, of the caltrop family, esp. L. tridentata, of arid regions of the southwestern U.S. and Mexico, having yellow flowers and resinous foliage with a strong odor of creosote. [1840 50, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • creosote bush — /ˈkriəsoʊt bʊʃ/ (say kreeuhsoht boosh) noun an evergreen shrub, Larrea mexicana, of northern Mexico and adjacent regions, bearing resinous foliage with a strong smell of creosote …   Australian English dictionary

  • creosote bush — cre′osote bush n. pln a shrub, Larrea tridentata, of the caltrop family, native to arid regions of the southwestern U.S. and Mexico, having yellow flowers and resinous foliage • Etymology: 1840–50, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • creosote bush — noun desert shrub of southwestern United States and New Mexico having persistent resinous aromatic foliage and small yellow flowers • Syn: ↑coville, ↑hediondilla, ↑Larrea tridentata • Hypernyms: ↑shrub, ↑bush • Member Holonyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • creosote bush — noun a common shrub of arid parts of Mexico and the western US, whose leaves yield a pungent antiseptic. [Larrea tridentata.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • Creosote gall midge — Gall created by Asphondylia auripila Scientific classification Kingdom: Ani …   Wikipedia

  • Creosote (disambiguation) — Creosote may refer to: Creosote, a variety of products which are mixtures of many chemicals, such as polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, phenol, cresols etc. Creosote bush, a flowering plant in the family Zygophyllaceae Creosote, Bainbridge Island …   Wikipedia

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