four-wing saltbush


variants or fourwing saltbush
plural four-wing saltbushes or fourwing saltbushes
: an evergreen saltbush (Atriplex canescens) of dry regions of western North America that has brittle stems, yellow flowers, and seeds with four papery wings

called also chamisa

Word History

First Known Use

1939, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of four-wing saltbush was in 1939

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Cite this Entry

“Four-wing saltbush.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Mar. 2023.

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