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huisache

[ wee-sah-chee ]

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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Word History and Origins

Origin of huisache1

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

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Example Sentences

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

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