salt cedar


Examples of salt cedar in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Back then the riverside stretching north from downtown Yuma and the Yuma Crossing National Heritage Area was clogged with nonnative tamarisks, also known as salt cedars, and reeds. Brandon Loomis, The Arizona Republic, 30 June 2023 Areas that were once rich in biodiversity are now overrun by salt cedar, an invasive plant that sucks up any excess water that flows downstream or that falls from the sky. Jake Frederico, The Arizona Republic, 30 June 2023 Invasive salt cedar sprouts wildly along the path, sucking up precipitation that falls during the monsoon. Jake Frederico, The Arizona Republic, 30 June 2023 The river bed — a dry wash with small water pools in many sections — has widened and has plenty of invasive salt cedar, also called tamarisk. The Arizona Republic, 30 June 2023 Even salt cedar, an invasive and drought-tolerant species, is beginning to dry up and die along the former riparian areas of the river. Jake Frederico, The Arizona Republic, 13 Mar. 2023 Ron holds up a salt cedar specimen. Sonya Bennett-Brandt, WIRED, 22 Dec. 2022 Crews also are battling a 1.5 square mile (404 hectares) wildfire in rugged terrain four miles east of Bartlett Lake in the Tonto National Forest and a .23 square mile (59 hectares) wildfire in Florence that is burning in salt cedar along the Gila River. Fox News, 11 May 2021 For those of you keeping track at home, fire ants are one of the original nasty invasive species, up there with Dutch Elm Disease, salt cedar and dandelions. Jennifer Frazer, Scientific American, 21 Nov. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1881, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of salt cedar was in 1881

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“Salt cedar.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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