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 (wē-säch′, -sä′chĕ)
A thorny shrub (Acacia farnesiana) of tropical and subtropical America, having clusters of small fragrant yellow flowers that yield an essential oil used in perfumery. Also called sweet acacia.

[American Spanish, from Nahuatl huixachi, thorny, thorny tree : huitztli, thorn + ixachi, much, abundant.]
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(Plants) a thorny shrub or small tree of tropical or sub-tropical America, Acacia farnesia var farnesia, with clusters of fragrant yellow flower heads used in perfumery. Also called: cassie, opopanax, popinac(k), sweet acacia or sponge tree
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Noun1.huisache - tropical American thorny shrub or small treehuisache - tropical American thorny shrub or small tree; fragrant yellow flowers used in making perfumery
genus Acacia - large genus of shrubs and trees and some woody vines of Central and South America, Africa, Australia and Polynesia: wattle; mimosa
acacia - any of various spiny trees or shrubs of the genus Acacia
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