What is another word for mesquite?

Pronunciation: [mɛskˈiːt] (IPA)

Mesquite, a type of tree or shrub native to the arid regions of the Americas, has several synonyms depending on the region and usage. In dry areas, it's often referred to as a "thorn tree" because of its piercing thorns on branches. Another commonly used synonym is "honey mesquite" due to its sweetness when its pods are eaten. Texas ebony, screwbean, and velvet mesquite are other synonyms used in different parts of the United States. Mesquite is also sometimes used interchangeably with the term "bean tree" because of the edible pods it produces. Regardless of the synonym used, mesquite is a valuable plant known for its durability, beauty, and versatility.

What are the hypernyms for Mesquite?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

Usage examples for Mesquite

As far north as he could see, the ocean of sand tossed and tumbled, the crests of its rollers crowned with brush and grotesque drift-wood, the gnarled trunks and roots of mesquite trees.
"Shadow Mountain"
Dane Coolidge
Straddling derricks reared themselves everywhere; their feet were set in garden patches, in plowed fields, in lonely mesquite pastures, and even high up on the crests of stony ridges.
"Flowing Gold"
Rex Beach
Derrick lights twinkled over the mesquite tops, and occasionally the flaming red mouth of some boiler gaped at him, or the foliage was illuminated by the glare of gas flambeaux-vertical iron pipes at the ends of which the surplus from neighboring wells was consumed in what seemed a reckless wastage.
"Flowing Gold"
Rex Beach

Famous quotes with Mesquite

  • When I write "paradise" I mean not only apple trees and golden women but also scorpions and tarantulas and flies, rattlesnakes and Gila monsters, sandstorms, volcanoes and earthquakes, bacteria and bear, cactus, yucca, bladderweed, ocotillo and mesquite, flash floods and quicksand, and yes — disease and death and the rotting of flesh.
    Edward Abbey

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