saxaul

noun
sax·​aul | \ˈsakˌsȯl\
plural -s

Definition of saxaul 

: a leafless xerophytic shrub or tree (Haloxylon ammondendron) of the family Chenopodiaceae of Asia that has green or greenish branches and is used for stabilization of desert soils

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

History and Etymology for saxaul

probably native name in Turkistan

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about saxaul

Dictionary Entries near saxaul

sawyer

sax

saxatile

saxaul

saxboard

Saxe

saxe blue

Statistics for saxaul

Look-up Popularity

Comments on saxaul

What made you want to look up saxaul? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

amusing and light sparring with words

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Late Autumn 2018 Words of the Day Quiz

  • frosted-autumn-leaves
  • Which is a synonym of yahoo?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!