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creosote bush

Syllabification: cre·o·sote bush

Definition of creosote bush in English:

noun

A shrub native to arid parts of Mexico and the western US. Its leaves smell of creosote and when steeped in boiling water, they yield an antiseptic lotion.
  • Larrea tridentata, family Zygophyllaceae
Example sentences
  • A creosote bush can live as long as one hundred years, but the unique propagation method employed by this shrub may arguably extend its life much longer.
  • The most common shrubs are creosote bush, ocotillo, and bur sage.
  • Soil samples were collected from beneath the canopies of creosote bush shrubs and from areas between shrubs in each of the three zones: mound, enriched, and intermound.

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