creosote bush definition

  • noun:
    • any one of a few resinous aromatic evergreen bushes of genus Larrea, especially L. tridentata, a yellow-flowered plant characteristic of cozy deserts in the southwest united states of america and Mexico.
    • The medicinal natural herb Larrea tridentata.
    • The Larrea Mexicana, a zygophyllaceous evergreen shrub of northern Mexico together with adjacent area, really resinous, and achieving a good, heavy smell.
    • wilderness shrub of southwestern united states of america and New Mexico having persistent resinous aromatic vegetation and small yellowish plants
  • others:
    • A shrub (Covillea mexicana) found in wilderness regions from Colorado to California and southward through Mexico. This has yellowish plants and very resinous foliage with a strong odor of creosote.

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