cenizo

noun
ce·ni·zo | \sə-ˈnē-(ˌ)zō, -(ˌ)sō\
plural cenizos

Definition of cenizo 

1 Southwest : shad scale

2 West Indies : any of a variety of shrubs and herbs with silver-gray foliage

3 : 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

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History and Etymology for cenizo

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

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