a tree, Prosopis pubescens, of the legume family, native to the southwestern U.S., bearing twisted pods used as fodder.
the pod itself.
Wanna Get Away? 9 Synonyms For Screwing UpWe’ve all had moments where we’ve really and truly screwed something up. An epic mistake (OK, maybe not on a historic, global scale like the February 26, 2017 Oscars). But still, we’re human, and mistakes do happen. There are a lot of words to describe things going south in a hurry. We’ve gathered a few here. You’ll notice they’re all very close in definition. Maybe …
- screw around,
- screw auger,
- screw axis,
- screw cap,
- screw conveyor,
- screw eye,
- screw fly,
- screw hook
Origin of screw bean
An Americanism dating back to 1865–70
Also called tornillo.
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The screw-bean or screw-pod mesquite is a small slender-trunked tree with sharp spines at the bases of the hoary foliage.Trees Worth Knowing|Julia Ellen Rogers