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chamise

noun cha·mise \shə-ˈmēs, chə-\

Definition of CHAMISE

:  a California shrub (Adenostoma fasciculatum) of the rose family that forms dense stands in chaparral

Origin of CHAMISE

modification of American Spanish chamiza
First Known Use: 1846

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