[gwah-yoo-lee, wah-; Spanish gwah-yoo-le]
- a composite shrub, Parthenium argentatum, of the southwestern U.S. and Mexico, yielding a form of rubber.
- the rubber obtained from this plant.
Origin of guayule
1905–10, Americanism; < Mexican Spanish < Nahuatl cuauholli or huauholli, equivalent to cuahu(itl) tree or huauh(tli) amaranth + olli rubber
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Examples from the Web for guayule
The guayule shrub is now a further source of Mexican rubber.Mexico
Charles Reginald Enock
Now guayule is being cultivated and is reaped instead of being uprooted.Creative Chemistry
Edwin E. Slosson
Subdominants are mariola, guayule, Agave lechugilla, A. stricta or Larrea divaricata.The Recent Mammals of Tamaulipas, Mexico
Here we see the crop of guayule being crushed between rollers, and for the moment we are reminded of a sugar-mill.
Then we watch the guayule being pitched by hand into crates and tightly jammed therein by being jumped on by the packers.
- a bushy shrub, Parthenium argentatum, of the southwestern US: family Asteraceae (composites)
- rubber derived from the sap of this plant
from American Spanish, from Nahuatl cuauhuli, from cuahuitl tree + uli gum
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