creosote bush


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creosote bush

n.
A resinous evergreen shrub (Larrea tridentata), having yellow flowers and aromatic foliage, native to the deserts of the southwest United States and Mexico.

creosote bush

n
(Plants) a shrub, Larrea (or Covillea) tridentata of the western US and Mexico, that has resinous leaves with an odour resembling creosote, and can live for many thousands of years: family Zygophyllaceae. Also called: greasewood

cre′osote bush`


n.
a shrub, Larreatridentata, of the caltrop family, native to arid regions of the southwestern U.S. and Mexico, having yellow flowers and resinous foliage.
[1840–50, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.creosote bush - desert shrub of southwestern United States and New Mexico having persistent resinous aromatic foliage and small yellow flowerscreosote bush - desert shrub of southwestern United States and New Mexico having persistent resinous aromatic foliage and small yellow flowers
genus Larrea, Larrea - xerophytic evergreen shrubs; South America to southwestern United States
Sonora gum - acidulous gum resin of the creosote bush
bush, shrub - a low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems
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Thus, other species that are not typically considered riparian plants (e.g., mesquite [Prosopis] and creosote bush [Larrea tridentate]) were also present.
It was originally isolated from the creosote bush. Larrea tridentata, which grows in some desert areas of southwest United States and northern Mexico as well as in some areas of Argentina (Arteaga et al.
The scientists have managed to crystallize the activase protein from the creosote bush, which is a shrub that's abundant in the Arizona desert.
Wachter, Salvucci, and Henderson managed to crystallize the activase protein from the creosote bush, a shrub abundant in the Arizona desert.
And humans in general could learn from the Chihuahuan Desert's creosote bush, which regulates its population density to ensure each plant obtains adequate moisture; growing randomly in well-favoured sites but adopting a regulated, equally spaced grid pattern in drier areas.
Ex DC) (creosote bush), a common shrub of North American warm deserts, both species present different geographical distribution but posses some compounds in common.
On another foray into the land of die creosote bush, two Bavarian women enjoyed shooting the .45.