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

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History and Etymology for saxaul

probably native name in Turkistan

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“Saxaul.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/saxaul. Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

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