mesquital

noun
mes·​qui·​tal | \ ¦meskə¦tal \
plural -s

Definition of mesquital

1 Southwest : an area on which mesquite is the dominant plant form
2 Southwest : a thicket of mesquite take the saddle off her and hide it in a mesquital— J. F. Dobie

called also mesquite

— compare chaparral sense 2

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History and Etymology for mesquital

Spanish mezquital, from mezquite mesquite

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“Mesquital.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mesquital. Accessed 8 Dec. 2021.

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