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noun tam·a·risk \ˈta-mə-ˌrisk\

Definition of tamarisk

  1. :  any of a genus (Tamarix of the family Tamaricaceae, the tamarisk family) of chiefly Old World desert shrubs and trees having tiny narrow leaves and masses of minute flowers with five stamens and a one-celled ovary —called also salt cedar

Origin and Etymology of tamarisk

Middle English tamarisc, from Late Latin tamariscus, from Latin tamaric-, tamarix

First Known Use: 14th century

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