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chamiso

[shuh-mee-zoh, chuh-] /ʃəˈmi zoʊ, tʃə-/
noun, plural chamisos.
1.
a saltbush, Atriplex canescens, of the western U.S. and Mexico, having grayish, scurfy foliage.
Also, chamiza
[shuh-mee-zuh, chuh-] /ʃəˈmi zə, tʃə-/ (Show IPA)
.
Also called cenizo.
Origin of chamiso
1840-1850
Borrowed into English from Mexican Spanish around 1840-50
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