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Related to screwbean mesquite: Prosopis pubescens
A mesquite (Prosopis pubescens) of the southwest United States and northern Mexico, having twisted seedpods that resemble a corkscrew. Also called screwbean, tornillo.
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|Noun||1.||screwbean mesquite - shrub or small tree of southwestern United States and northwestern Mexico having spirally twisted pods|
mesquit, mesquite - any of several small spiny trees or shrubs of the genus Prosopis having small flowers in axillary cylindrical spikes followed by large pods rich in sugar
screw bean - spirally twisted sweet pod of screwbean mesquite that is used for fodder or ground into meal for feed
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