mesquite definition

  • noun:
    • some of several small spiny trees or shrubs of the genus Prosopis into the pea household, indigenous to hot, dried out parts of the newest World and important as flowers for bees and forage for cattle, specially:
    • P. glandulosa, indigenous to the southwest US and northern Mexico. Also known as honey mesquite, western honey mesquite.
    • P. juliflora, indigenous to the Gulf Coast and Caribbean islands from Mexico to Venezuela. Also referred to as algarroba.
    • Any of a number of deciduous woods associated with genus Prosopis present in united states, and used as forage, which may have very long, beige seed/bean pods which might be dried out and ground into a sweet, nutty flour.
    • The timber of those woods, used for smoking meals, or charcoal created from this timber.
    • nation or land ruled by mesquite woods.
    • Aany of a number of tiny spiny woods or shrubs for the southwestern section of united states of the genus Prosopis having tiny flowers in axillary cylindrical surges followed closely by huge sugar-rich pods, especially the honey mesquite, and screw-pod mesquite.
    • identify mesquit.
    • See mesquit.
    • some of several small spiny woods or shrubs associated with the genus Prosopis having small flowers in axillary cylindrical spikes accompanied by large pods high in sugar

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