plural cenizos
Southwest : shad scale
West Indies : any of a variety of shrubs and herbs with silver-gray foliage
: barometer bush
The bees are really enjoying the cenizos in front of the house, which have turned spectacularly purple with flowers.Mike Leggett, Austin American-Statesman, 17 Sept. 2009

Word History


American Spanish, from Spanish, white goosefoot, probably from ceniza ashes, from (assumed) Vulgar Latin cinisia, irregular from Latin cinis

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“Cenizo.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cenizo. Accessed 10 Jun. 2023.

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