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mesquite 1

Pronunciation: /ˈmɛskiːt/
Pronunciation: /mɛˈskiːt/

noun

A spiny tree or shrub of the pea family, native to arid regions of south-western US and Mexico. It yields timber, tanbark, medicinal products, and edible pods.
  • Genus Prosopis, family Leguminosae: several species.
Example sentences
  • This kind of symbiosis, incidentally, is also found in leguminous or pod forming plants - including peas and beans, wisteria vines, acacia, mesquite, and coral trees.
  • Juniper trees are common throughout the canyon as well as mesquite, cottonwood, salt cedar, willow, western soapberry and hackberry.
  • In summer months they eat cacti, sagebrush, mesquite, alfalfa, clover, other grasses, and herbaceous vegetation.

Origin

Mid 18th century: from Mexican Spanish mezquite.

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Line breaks: mes|quite

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There are 2 main definitions of mesquite in English:

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Mesquite 2

Pronunciation: /məˈskēt/

Entry from US English dictionary

A city in northeastern Texas, east of Dallas; population 132,123 (est. 2008).

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Syllabification: Mes·quite

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