huisache

noun
hui·sa·che | \wē-ˈsä-chē \

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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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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