Definition of tamarisk in English:

tamarisk

Syllabification: tam·a·risk
Pronunciation: /ˈtaməˌrisk
 
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noun

  • An Old World shrub or small tree with tiny scalelike leaves borne on slender branches, giving it a feathery appearance.
    • Genus Tamarix, family Tamaricaceae: many species
    More example sentences
    • They sing, chase each other around and hop from branch to branch in the tamarisk trees.
    • One building was surrounded by tall tamarisk and Eucalyptus trees.
    • Nonnative tamarisk or saltcedar (Tamarix spp.) has invaded many wetlands, and others have been drained and filled.

Origin

late Middle English: from late Latin tamariscus, variant of Latin tamarix, of unknown origin.

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