guayule

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noun gua·yu·le \gwī-ˈü-lē, wī-\

Definition of guayule

  1. :  a much-branched composite shrub (Parthenium argentatum) of Mexico and the southwestern U.S. that has been cultivated as a source of rubber

Origin and Etymology of guayule

American Spanish, from Nahuatl cuauholli or huauholli


First Known Use: 1906


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