chamiso

[ shuh-mee-zoh, chuh- ]
/ ʃəˈmi zoʊ, tʃə- /

noun, plural cha·mi·sos.

a saltbush, Atriplex canescens, of the western U.S. and Mexico, having grayish, scurfy foliage.

Nearby words

  1. chamfer bit,
  2. chamfered,
  3. chamfron,
  4. chaminade,
  5. chaminade, cécile louise stéphanie,
  6. chamiza,
  7. chammy,
  8. chamois,
  9. chamoising,
  10. chamoix

Also cha·mi·za [shuh-mee-zuh, chuh-] /ʃəˈmi zə, tʃə-/.

Origin of chamiso

Borrowed into English from Mexican Spanish around 1840–50

Also called cenizo.

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