Definition of chamise in English:

chamise

Line breaks: cha|mise
Pronunciation: /(t)ʃəˈmiːz
 
/
(also chamiso /tʃəˈmiːsəʊ/)

noun (plural chamises or chamisos)

An evergreen shrub with small narrow leaves, common in the chaparral of California, US.
  • Adenostoma fasciculatum, family Rosaceae
More example sentences
  • At the higher elevations, manzanita is the abundant shrub, while midslope shrubs include chamise, coffeeberry, redberry, and two kinds of mountain mahoganies.
  • The region's ubiquitous chaparral, those lion-colored hills of chamise, oak and manzanita, is an incitement to fire.
  • He investigated the question of herb suppression within chamise chaparral.

Origin

mid 19th century: from Mexican Spanish chamiso.

Definition of chamise in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day ween
Pronunciation: wiːn
verb
be of the opinion; think or suppose