huisache

[ wee-sah-chee ]
/ wiˈsɑ tʃi /

noun

a tropical and subtropical New World shrub, Acacia farnesiana, of the legume family, having clusters of fragrant, deep-yellow flower heads.

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Also called cassie, popinac, sponge tree.

Origin of huisache

1830–40, Americanism; < Mexican Spanish < Nahuatl huixachi, equivalent to hui(tztli) thorn + (i)xachi a large amount, many

Words nearby huisache

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Example sentences from the Web for huisache

  • A huisache tree leaned over the old stone wall which separated the Herdt pasture from the road, and here Phil took his stand.

    Mary Ware in Texas|Annie F. Johnston