cenizo

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

Definition of cenizo

plural cenizos
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 LeggettAustin American-Statesman17 Sept. 2009

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Origin and Etymology of cenizo

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


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