guayule

[ gwah-yoo-lee, wah-; Spanish gwah-yoo-le ]
/ gwɑˈyu li, wɑ-; Spanish gwɑˈyu lɛ /
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noun, plural gua·yu·les [gwah-yoo-leez, wah-; Spanish gwah-yoo-les] /gwɑˈyu liz, wɑ-; Spanish gwɑˈyu lɛs/.

a composite shrub, Parthenium argentatum, of the southwestern U.S. and Mexico, yielding a form of rubber.
the rubber obtained from this plant.

Nearby words

  1. guayabera,
  2. guayama,
  3. guayaquil,
  4. guaymas,
  5. guaynabo,
  6. guayusa,
  7. gub,
  8. gubbah,
  9. gubber-tushed,
  10. gubbins

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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British Dictionary definitions for guayule

guayule

/ (ɡwəˈjuːlɪ) /

noun

a bushy shrub, Parthenium argentatum, of the southwestern US: family Asteraceae (composites)
rubber derived from the sap of this plant

Word Origin for guayule

from American Spanish, from Nahuatl cuauhuli, from cuahuitl tree + uli gum

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