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mesquite

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noun mes·quite \mə-ˈskēt, me-\

Simple Definition of mesquite

  • : a tree or bush that grows in the southwestern U.S. and Mexico and that has a hard wood which is often used in grilling food because of the special flavor produced by its smoke; also : the wood of the mesquite

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of mesquite

  1. :  any of several spiny leguminous trees or shrubs (genus Prosopis and especially P. glandulosa) chiefly of the southwestern United States that often form extensive thickets and have sweet pods eaten by livestock; also :  the wood of the mesquite used especially in grilling food


Mesquite

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geographical name Mes·quite \mə-ˈskēt, me-\

Definition of Mesquite

  1. city NE Texas E of Dallas pop 139,824




MESQUITE Defined for Kids

mesquite

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noun mes·quite \mə-ˈskēt\

Definition of mesquite for Students

  1. :  a spiny shrub or small tree of the southwestern United States and Mexico




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