squawbush

noun

squaw·​bush ˈskwȯ-ˌbu̇sh How to pronounce squawbush (audio)
: a strong-scented sumac (Rhus trilobata) of western North America with ternately compound leaves

called also skunkbrush

Word History

First Known Use

1860, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of squawbush was in 1860

Dictionary Entries Near squawbush

Cite this Entry

“Squawbush.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/squawbush. Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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