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tamarisk

Line breaks: tam¦ar|isk
Pronunciation: /ˈtam(ə)rɪsk
 
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Definition of tamarisk in English:

noun

An Old World shrub or small tree with tiny scale-like leaves borne on slender branches, giving it a feathery appearance.
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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