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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.]


(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
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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The initial plantings in the 1980s and 1990s consisted of broadcasting seeds for fast-growing plants like Texas ebony, huisache and tepeguaje.
Arroyo, El Milagro y Los Pocitos, N.L.; Cerro el Calvario, Guadalcazar, El Huisache y Matehuala, S.L.P.; Tula, Tam.
Mesquite (Prosopis juliflora (Sw.) D.C.), huisache (Acacia farnesiana (L.) Willd.) and catclaw (Mimosa biuncifera Benth.) and their effect on dynamics of carbon and nitrogen in soils of the semi-arid highlands of Durango, Mexico.
When working hefty swim jigs with heavy hooks like the Dirty Jigs California Swim Jig or 4 X 4 Bass Jigs' Mag Swim Jig for big bass in the thick grassy cover of Florida, Texas' buckbrush, or Mexico's huisache, a 5-inch swimbait adds even more rock-and-roll action.
Survival, emergence, and damage by Oncideres pustulata (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) on Huisache and Leucaena (Fabaceae) in Mexico.
Braud, "Interception loss by mesquite (Prosopis laevigata) and huisache (Acacia farnesiana) in the semiarid region of central Mexico," Technology and Water Sciences, vol.
The site below tidal influence yielded six unique species, Quercus virgginiana (live oak), Melia azedarach (chinaberry), Prosopis glandulosa (honey mesquite), Acacia farnesiana (huisache), Acacia rigidula (blackbrush), and Cephalanthus occidentalis (buttonbush).
Other prizes and raffle items have been supplied by: The Bandit, Southwest Airlines, Ernesto's Jewelry, Coopers, BJ's Restaurant, Huisache Grill and Wine Bar, Rudy's, Carinos, Mamacita's, Lowes, and more.
Brush and cactus species included mesquite, huisache Acacia farnesiana, granjeno Celtis pallida and brasil Condalia hookeri (Everitt et al.