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

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Recent Examples on the Web Compared to anacua, huisache is a rougher example of cover provided by a single tree. Calvin Finch,, "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,, "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

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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

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The first known use of huisache was in 1838

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“Huisache.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Jan. 2021.

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