[gwah-yoo-lee, wah-; Spanish gwah-yoo-le]
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.
Origin of guayule
1905–10, Americanism; < Mexican Spanish < Nahuatl cuauholli or huauholli, equivalent to cuahu(itl) tree or huauh(tli) amaranth + olli rubber
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019
Examples from the Web for guayule
Historical Examples of guayule
The guayule shrub is now a further source of Mexican rubber.
Now guayule is being cultivated and is reaped instead of being uprooted.
Subdominants are mariola, guayule, Agave lechugilla, A. stricta or Larrea divaricata.
In the district we have come to visit, several Mexicans are busy gathering in a harvest of guayule.
Guayule rubber is of sufficiently good quality to be used for all but the highest class rubber goods, such as surgical appliances.
British Dictionary definitions for guayule
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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