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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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