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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
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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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TREES: Texas thornscrub forest ecosystems, including diverse mix of tree species, including huisache, granejo, brasil and Texas ebony
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.
La vegetacion en la montana esta representada por encino, pino y cedro; en los valles nopal, cardon, duraznillo, palma, sotol, huisache y mezquite.
Survival, emergence, and damage by Oncideres pustulata (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) on Huisache and Leucaena (Fabaceae) in Mexico.
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.
En sus bosques y selvas se encuentran especies como el encino prieto, encino, tepehuaje, papelillo, guapinol, nanchi, guamara, huisache y capomo; y entre las de fauna sobresalen el venado, jabali, tejon, armadillo, conejo, paloma rondachera y una enorme diversidad de reptiles.
Willd Huisache Fabaceae Euphorbia schlechtendalii Boiss.
The wood stakes and branches are from mesquite (Prosopis laevigata), granjeno or desert hackberry (Celtis pallida) and huisache (Acacia farnesiana), species that are abundant inside and outside the alluvial fan.
Woody vegetation near the Beaver Pond included cottonwoods (Populus acuminata) and huisache (Acacia smallii).