squawbush

[ skwaw-boo sh ]
/ ˈskwɔˌbʊʃ /

noun

a rank-smelling, sprawling shrub, Rhus trilobata malacophylla, of the cashew family, native to California, having spikes of greenish flowers.

Nearby words

  1. squatty,
  2. squauwmish,
  3. squaw,
  4. squaw huckleberry,
  5. squaw man,
  6. squawfish,
  7. squawk,
  8. squawk box,
  9. squawky,
  10. squawroot

Origin of squawbush

1825–35, Americanism; squaw + bush1, so called from its use by the Indians

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