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A shrub (Parthenium argentatum) native to Texas and Mexico that yields large amounts of latex.

[American Spanish, from Nahuatl cuauhuli : cuahuitl, tree + uli, latex gum.]


1. (Plants) a bushy shrub, Parthenium argentatum, of the southwestern US: family Asteraceae (composites)
2. (Plants) rubber derived from the sap of this plant
[from American Spanish, from Nahuatl cuauhuli, from cuahuitl tree + uli gum]


(gwaɪˈu li, waɪ-)

n., pl. -les.
a composite shrub, Parthenium argentatum, of the southwestern U.S. and Mexico, yielding a form of rubber.
[1905–10; < Mexican Spanish]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.guayule - much-branched subshrub with silvery leaves and small white flowers of Texas and northern Mexico; cultivated as a source of rubber
genus Parthenium, Parthenium - small genus of North American herbs and shrubs with terminal panicles of small ray flowers
subshrub, suffrutex - low-growing woody shrub or perennial with woody base
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The first-ever, two guayule genomes have already been sequenced and completely assembled and a physical and genetic map are being developed which will provide a high level of accuracy and efficiency for breeding improvement.
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1998) in which impregnated Pine (Pinus stobus) sapwood with resin and rubber obtained from guayule by solvent extraction prevented attack of Heterotermes, Coptotermes and Reticulitermes subterranean termites for period of 67-71 months.
Tambien fue el caso de la empresa Moctezuma Rubler Company, que buscaba la extraccion de una sustancia similar al caucho, de la planta llamada guayule (Parthenium argentatum).
However, Goldthorpe seems unaware of the problem of allergies to proteins in Hevea brasiliensis rubber, leading to a partial resurgence in the growing of guayule rubber (Parthenium argentatum) in temperate lands.
Guayule is a woody desert shrub cultivated in the southwestern United States as a source of natural rubber (latex), organic resins, and high-energy biofuel feedstock.
Esta situacion se remontaba a la epoca colonial, pues se enviaban a Espana dichos productos forestales que crecian de forma silvestre y hasta el siglo XIX se inicio la remesa de especies, hasta cierto punto cultivadas desde la perspectiva cientifica, como hule, henequen, guayule y chicle.
In addition to grape harvesters, AIM has produced harvesters for radishes, chrysanthemums, coffee, guayule, patchouli, and Dichondra seed, as well as tomato vine diverters, vineyard pre-pruners, vine trimmers, brush rakes, tractor saddle tanks, chemical applicators, twin-bin picking trailers, hydraulic pruning shears, a highway barrier mover, a steam leaf removal machine, and pieces of custom equipment-- some of which are "strictly confidential.
Dissanayake P, George DL, Gupta ML (2010) Effect of light, gibberellic acid and abscisic acid on germination of guayule (Parthenium argentatum Gray) seed.
The firm received the award for its work aimed at diversifying the world's natural rubber supply using rubber derived from guayule, a woody desert shrub native to the Southwestern United States and Mexico.