Mesquite (from Nahuatl mizquitl ˈmiskit͡ɬ) is a common name for several species of leguminous plants of the Prosopis genus found in northern Mexico through the Sonoran Desert and Chihuahuan Deserts, and up into the Southwestern United States as far north as southern Kansas, west to the Colorado Desert in California, and east to the eastern fift...Found on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mesquite
(Prosopis) These deciduous trees grow wild from the southeastern part of the U.S. to Chile. These trees are commonly known as Mesquite, Algarobe and Cashaw. Mesquites are suitable for growing in hot, dry climates because their taproots grow deeply in search of moisture (as much as 50 to 60 feet deep on mature desert trees) enabling them to withstan...Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/10004
- any of several small spiny trees or shrubs of the genus Prosopis having small flowers in axillary cylindrical spikes followed by large sugar-rich podsFound on http://www.webdictionary.co.uk/definition.php?query=mesquite
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any of several small spiny trees or shrubs of the genus Prosopis having small flowers in axillary cylindrical spikes followed by large pods rich in sugarFound on https://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/20974
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[ Spanish mezquite
; said to be a Mexican Indian word.] (Botany)
A name for two trees of the southwestern part of North America, the honey mesquite, and screw-pod mesquite. Honey mesquite
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any of several small spiny trees or shrubs of the genus Prosopis having small flowers in axillary cylindrical spikes followed by large pods rich in sugar
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any of the spiny, deep-rooted shrubs or small trees constituting the genus Prosopis of the pea family (Fabaceae). They form extensive thickets in ...
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mesquite (miskēt', mes'kēt) , any plant of the genus Prosopis, leguminous spiny trees or shrubs of the family Leguminosae (pulse family), native to tropical and subtropical regions. The seed pods of P. juliflora, a common mesquite, contain a sweet pulp eaten by numerous mammals, ...
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Mesquite (muskēt') , city (1990 pop. 101,484), Dallas co., N Tex., a suburb of Dallas; inc. 1887. Manufacturing includes industrial power supplies, building materials, and medical equipment. The city's population increased by more than 50% between 1980 and 1990, and it continues to be one ...
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Mesquite is a cultivated variety of potato.
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Small, spiny trees or shrubs (genus Prosopis) that grow in hot, dry climates.
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The Mesquite (Prosopis glandulosa), is a small tree allied to the acacia, common in Mexico, Texas, and other parts of western North America. It yields a gum not much inferior to gum arabic; its seeds are eaten, and a drink is prepared from the mucilage of its pods. Another species (Prosopis pubescens) has pods that are eaten by the Indians, being r...
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