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squawbush

[ skwaw-boosh ]
/ ˈskwɔˌbʊʃ /
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noun

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

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Origin of squawbush

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