huisache

noun
hui·​sa·​che | \ wē-ˈsä-chē How to pronounce huisache (audio) \

Definition of huisache

: a widely cultivated thorny shrubby acacia (Acacia farnesiana) of the southern U.S. and tropical America with fragrant ball-shaped yellow flowers

Examples of huisache in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Compared to anacua, huisache is a rougher example of cover provided by a single tree. Calvin Finch, ExpressNews.com, "The best trees and shrubs to feed, shelter birds in San Antonio gardens," 12 Dec. 2019 His home is about 20 miles from downtown Odessa, on an unmarked caliche road off of the Kermit Highway, amid nodding pump jacks and property covered with sage, mesquite and huisache trees. John Maccormack, ExpressNews.com, "Odessa gunman lived in a dirt-floor shack and once confronted neighbor while carrying a rifle," 2 Sep. 2019 Small trees: Mexican plum, brazil (condalia), vitex and huisache. Calvin Finch, San Antonio Express-News, "The deer-proof plants you should plant this spring," 11 May 2018

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'huisache.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of huisache

1838, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for huisache

Mexican Spanish, from Nahuatl huixachi, from huitzli thorn + ixachi a great amount, many

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about huisache

Time Traveler for huisache

Time Traveler

The first known use of huisache was in 1838

See more words from the same year

Statistics for huisache

Cite this Entry

“Huisache.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/huisache. Accessed 27 Jan. 2021.

More from Merriam-Webster on huisache

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about huisache

Comments on huisache

What made you want to look up huisache? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Slippery Words Quiz—Changing with the Times

  • ducreux self portrait yawning
  • What is an earlier meaning of nice?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Typeshift

Anagram puzzles meet word search.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!