noun \ˈta-mə-ˌrisk\

Definition of TAMARISK

:  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 of TAMARISK

Middle English tamarisc, from Late Latin tamariscus, from Latin tamaric-, tamarix
First Known Use: 14th century


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