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grease·wood

 (grēs′wo͝od′)
n.
A spiny shrub (Sarcobatus vermiculatus) of western North America, having small alternate leaves, white stems, and small greenish flowers.

greasewood

(ˈɡriːsˌwʊd) or

greasebush

n
1. (Plants) Also called: chico a spiny chenopodiaceous shrub, Sarcobatus vermiculatus of W North America, that yields an oil used as a fuel
2. (Plants) any of various similar or related plants, such as the creosote bush

grease•wood

(ˈgrisˌwʊd)

n.
1. a shrub, Sarcobatus vermiculatus, of the goosefoot family, growing in the arid western U.S.
2. any of various similar shrubs.
3. Western U.S. mesquite.
[1830–40, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.greasewood - low hardy much-branched spiny shrub common in alkaline soils of western Americagreasewood - low hardy much-branched spiny shrub common in alkaline soils of western America
genus Sarcobatus, Sarcobatus - one species: greasewood
bush, shrub - a low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems
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