Definition of salt cedar in English:

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salt cedar


A tamarisk with reddish-brown branches and feathery gray foliage.
  • Tamarix gallica, family Tamaricaceae.
Example sentences
  • Along many canals, settlers had planted native cottonwood trees or imported species, like poplars, salt cedars, and pecans, at regular intervals.
  • I breathe in the salt cedars, the bushes pearled with skin petals that seem to sweat.
  • Along with tree-planting efforts, crews are laboring to remove the invasive salt cedar, which monopolizes water supplies and crowds out natives.

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Syllabification: salt ce·dar

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