desert plant

Also found in: Thesaurus, Wikipedia.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.desert plant - plant adapted for life with a limited supply of waterdesert plant - plant adapted for life with a limited supply of water; compare hydrophyte and mesophyte
agave, American aloe, century plant - tropical American plants with basal rosettes of fibrous sword-shaped leaves and flowers in tall spikes; some cultivated for ornament or for fiber
tracheophyte, vascular plant - green plant having a vascular system: ferns, gymnosperms, angiosperms
References in periodicals archive ?
A Chinese vlogger who went by the name Miss Zhang recently mistook the desert plant agave americana for aloe vera during a live video stream and it had near-fatal repercussions.
Interestingly, the bandage on the beef mummy contained remnants of an elaborate balm made of fat or oil and resin from a Pistacia tree, which was a luxury item in ancient Egypt, a shrubby desert plant.
The army attacked the terrorists as they were moving hostages after seizing the desert plant.
30 Lingfield A desert plant found in southern California and north-west Mexico, the ghost flower grows in the rocky slopes below 2,500ft.
Enjoys of a USDA (US Department of Agriculture) License to operate a frozen desert plant as well as to wholesale and distribute frozen products.
All Yulex products are derived from a desert plant called guayule that is grown in commercial farms throughout southern Arizona.
HARDY OF YORK ACROSS DOWN 1 Key-making expert (9) 6 Per person (4) 7 Egyptian landmark (6) 9 Capital of Belgium (8) 11 Heavy metal used to make bathtubs (4,4) 13 US currency (6) 14 - Collins, Genesis drummer and vocalist (4) 15 Crisis (9) 2 Spiny desert plant (6) 3 Rude (8) 4 Frozen precipitation (4) 5 Six-sided (9) 6 Decorate with stitches (9) 8 Rise in intensity (8) 10 Mischievous ragged child (6) 12 Adhesive (4) SOLUTION to Crossword August 15th ACROSS: 1 Square; 3 Lass; 7 Talk; 8 Kidney; 10 Lecturer; 13 Starling; 16 Aboard; 17 Tuna; 18 Reed; 19 Detest.
Which desert plant produces the hallucinogenic drug mescaline?
40) This uses rose of Jericho, a desert plant which can exist for years without water.
The company was founded in 1978 at a time when sperm whales were being decimated, and a native desert plant was being rediscovered.
Yulex is said to be at the forefront of a clean technology industry that is based on guayule, a versatile desert plant that has become a commercial source of bio-based rubber latex, and a cellulosic feedstock for bioethanol and other alternative energy production.