greasewood
noun Date: 1838 a low stiff shrub (Sarcobatus vermiculatus) of the goosefoot family common in alkaline soils in the western United States; also any of various related or similar shrubs

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  • Greasewood — Lage im County und in Arizona …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • greasewood — n. A low hardy much branched spiny shrub ({Sarcobatus vermiculatus}) common in alkaline soils of Western America. Syn: black greasewood, {Sarcobatus vermiculatus}. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Greasewood — Greasewood, AZ U.S. Census Designated Place in Arizona Population (2000): 581 Housing Units (2000): 182 Land area (2000): 5.342960 sq. miles (13.838202 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 5.342960 sq …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • greasewood — ☆ greasewood [grēs′wood΄ ] n. 1. a thorny plant (Sarcobatus vermiculatus) of the goosefoot family, found in the desert regions of the W U.S., having fleshy leaves 2. any of several other similar plants …   English World dictionary

  • Greasewood — Taxobox name = Greasewood regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta ordo = Caryophyllales familia = Sarcobataceae genus = Sarcobatus genus authority = Nees (1839) subdivision ranks = species subdivision = see textGreasewood ( Sarcobatus ) is a… …   Wikipedia

  • greasewood — /grees wood /, n. 1. a shrub, Sarcobatus vermiculatus, of the goosefoot family, growing in alkaline regions of the western U.S., containing a small amount of oil. 2. any of various similar shrubs. 3. See white sage (def. 1). 4. Western U.S.… …   Universalium

  • greasewood — noun /ˈɡɹiːswʊd/ Any of several spiny shrubs containing oil, of the genus Sarcobatus, native to the United States. He worked his way north among the tall cactuses and greasewood, staying just out of sight of the railroad …   Wiktionary

  • greasewood — noun low hardy much branched spiny shrub common in alkaline soils of western America • Syn: ↑black greasewood, ↑Sarcobatus vermiculatus • Hypernyms: ↑shrub, ↑bush • Member Holonyms: ↑Sarcobatus, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • greasewood — n. type of spiny shrub that yields oil (native to desert regions of western North America) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • greasewood — noun a resinous dwarf shrub with hard yellow wood, growing in dry areas of the western US. [Sarcobatus vermiculatus.] …   English new terms dictionary

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