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 This includes even South Texas natives such as crepe myrtle, mesquite and huisache. Richard A. Marini, San Antonio Express-News, 21 May 2021 Compared to anacua, huisache is a rougher example of cover provided by a single tree. Calvin Finch,, 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,, 2 Sep. 2019 Small trees: Mexican plum, brazil (condalia), vitex and huisache. Calvin Finch, San Antonio Express-News, 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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“Huisache.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Jun. 2022.

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