tamarix

noun tam·a·rix \ ˈtamə(ˌ)riks \

Definition of tamarix

1 capitalized :a large genus (the type of the family Tamaricaceae) of shrubs or small trees that are natives of the eastern Mediterranean region and tropical Asia and have minute scalelike leaves and feathery racemes of small white or pinkish flowers with free stamens and 3 to 4 styles
2 plural -es :any shrub or tree of the genus Tamarix

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Origin and Etymology of tamarix

New Latin, from Latin, tamarisk


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