four-wing saltbush

noun

Definition of four-wing saltbush

: 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, shad scale

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First Known Use of four-wing saltbush

1939, in the meaning defined above

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“Four-wing saltbush.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/four-wing%20saltbush. Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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