squawbush


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squawbush

(ˈskwɔːˌbʊʃ)
n
(Plants) informal a name given to various N American shrubs, such as Rhus trilobata, a deciduous shrub with an unpleasant scent
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Noun1.squawbush - deciduous shrub of California with unpleasantly scented usually trifoliate leaves and edible fruitsquawbush - deciduous shrub of California with unpleasantly scented usually trifoliate leaves and edible fruit
shumac, sumach, sumac - a shrub or tree of the genus Rhus (usually limited to the non-poisonous members of the genus)
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For example, an inverted cone (volume = [pi]/3 [r.sup.2]h, where r = radius and h = height) generally fits shape of the canopy of mountain mahogany, whereas the upper one-half of a spheroid (volume = 4/3[pi]r[h.sup.2]) fits shape of the canopy of squawbush (Rhus trilobata).
I read the other growth around me for the same signs, perusing agaves, scanning squawbush for berries, and counting buffalo gourds poking up from the heart-shaped leaves on the sandpapery, fetid vines.
I might have recognized Indian paintbrush, but crazyweed, pussytoe, squawbush, Rocky Mountain juniper, and limber pine were strangers.