screwbean


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Related to screwbean: Prosopis pubescens

screwbean

(ˈskruːˌbiːn)
n
(Plants) a small tree or shrub of the south-western United States that has edible pods
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Noun1.screwbean - shrub or small tree of southwestern United States and northwestern Mexico having spirally twisted pods
mesquit, mesquite - any of several small spiny trees or shrubs of the genus Prosopis having small flowers in axillary cylindrical spikes followed by large pods rich in sugar
screw bean - spirally twisted sweet pod of screwbean mesquite that is used for fodder or ground into meal for feed
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Beavers strongly selected cottonwood and Russian olive, weakly selected willow, and used less frequently than available mule-fat (Baccharis salicifolia), screwbean mesquite (Prosopis pubescens), saltcedar, and broadleaf cattail (Table 2).
Ball; Malpighiales: Salicaceae) trees, volunteer honey mesquite (Prosopis glandulosa Torrey; Fabales: Fabaceae) and screwbean mesquite (Prosopis pubescens Benth.
I've seen some nasty brush in my day, and with the exception of an Arizona river bed choked with catclaw and screwbean mesquite, nothing I've seen in the lower forty-eight states compares with South Texas brush for sheer orneriness.
172 55 89 glandulosa 1984 Screwbean Prosopis pubescens 2007 43 24 31 Velvet Prosopis velutina 1949 196 46 60 Western honey Prosopis glandulosa var.
T glandulosa Screwbean Prosopis pubescens T Mulberry, White Morus alba T Olive, European Olea europaea T Pagoda tree, Japanese Sophora japonica T Paloverde Blue Cercidium floridum T Little leaf Cercidium microphyllum T Mexican Parkinsonia aculeata T Pine Aleppo Pinus halepensis T Digger Pinus sabiniana T Italian stone Pinus pinea T Japanese black Pinus thunbergii T Pinyon Pinus cembroides T Pistache, Chinese Pistacia chinensis T Poplar Balm-of-Gilead Populus balsamifera T Bolleana Populus alba var.
1988), while screwbean mesquite (Prosopis velutina) was found along the drier banks.