creosote bush

noun

Definition of creosote bush

: a resinous desert shrub (Larrea tridentata) of the caltrop family found in the southwestern U.S. and Mexico

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Recent Examples on the Web Around us drifted aromas of creosote bush, ponderosa pine, and Douglas fir. Marcia Desanctis, Travel + Leisure, 25 Apr. 2021 That's thanks to a certain desert plant, the creosote bush. Katie O'connell, The Arizona Republic, 25 Aug. 2020 To wit: after dark, the fragrance of night-blooming cereus and evening primrose dance with the aromas of acacia, creosote bush, mesquite, and chia to create the most inebriating olfactory cocktail. Heather Arndt Anderson, Sunset Magazine, 17 Jan. 2020 To wit: after dark, the fragrance of night-blooming cereus and evening primrose dance with the aromas of acacia, creosote bush, mesquite, and chia to create the most inebriating olfactory cocktail. Heather Arndt Anderson, Sunset Magazine, 17 Jan. 2020 To wit: after dark, the fragrance of night-blooming cereus and evening primrose dance with the aromas of acacia, creosote bush, mesquite, and chia to create the most inebriating olfactory cocktail. Heather Arndt Anderson, Sunset Magazine, 17 Jan. 2020 To wit: after dark, the fragrance of night-blooming cereus and evening primrose dance with the aromas of acacia, creosote bush, mesquite, and chia to create the most inebriating olfactory cocktail. Heather Arndt Anderson, Sunset Magazine, 17 Jan. 2020 To wit: after dark, the fragrance of night-blooming cereus and evening primrose dance with the aromas of acacia, creosote bush, mesquite, and chia to create the most inebriating olfactory cocktail. Heather Arndt Anderson, Sunset Magazine, 17 Jan. 2020 To wit: after dark, the fragrance of night-blooming cereus and evening primrose dance with the aromas of acacia, creosote bush, mesquite, and chia to create the most inebriating olfactory cocktail. Heather Arndt Anderson, Sunset Magazine, 17 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of creosote bush

1846, in the meaning defined above

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“Creosote bush.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/creosote%20bush. Accessed 26 Oct. 2021.

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