[ kweyl-bruhsh ]
/ ˈkweɪlˌbrʌʃ /
a salt-tolerant, silvery gray shrub, Atriplex lentiformis breweri, of the amaranth family, native to southern California.
These Food Names Aren’t What You Think They AreWhen you see mountain oysters on the menu, don’t expect a lovely plate of mollusks caught at the base of Black Mountain in San Francisco Bay.
Origin of quail-brush
An Americanism dating back to 1920–25
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