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huisache

[wee-sah-chee]
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noun
  1. 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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Origin of huisache

1830–40, Americanism; < Mexican Spanish < Nahuatl huixachi, equivalent to hui(tztli) thorn + (i)xachi a large amount, many
Also called cassie, popinac, sponge tree.
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Historical Examples

  • 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