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also tar·bush  (tär-bo͞osh′)
See fez.

[Modern colloquial Arabic ṭarbūš, perhaps from Spanish traposo, ragged, or trapucho, old rag, worthless item of clothing (perhaps used as a slang term for the tarboosh, the typical male headwear of the Maghreb, by Moriscos who settled in the Maghreb after their expulsion from Spain in the 1600s) , from trapo, rag, from Late Latin drappus, cloth, perhaps of Gaulish origin.]
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(tɑːˈbuːʃ) ,




(Clothing & Fashion) a felt or cloth brimless cap resembling the fez, usually red and often with a silk tassel, worn alone or as part of a turban by Muslim men
[C18: from Arabic tarbūsh]
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or tar•bush


a tasseled felt or cloth hat resembling a fez, worn by Muslim men.
[1695–1705; < Arabic ṭarbūsh < Ottoman Turkish terposh, probably < Persian sarposh headdress (sar head + pūsh covering), by association with Turkish ter sweat]
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Noun1.tarboosh - a felt cap (usually red) for a mantarboosh - a felt cap (usually red) for a man; shaped like a flat-topped cone with a tassel that hangs from the crown
cap - a tight-fitting headdress
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Common shrubs include a variety of yucca Yucca spp., prickly pear Opuntia spp., mormon tea Ephedra spp., tarbush Flourensia cernua, snakeweed Gutierrezia spp., creosote bush Larrera tridentata and honey mesquite Prosopis glandulosa; forbs included spiny golden aster Xanthisma spinulosum, Tahoka daisy Machaeranthera tanacetifolia, field bahia Bahia absinthifolia, globemallow Sphaeralcea spp.
Incluso explican detalles como el sombrero tipico de Marruecos, el tarbush (222) o la explicacion de que Piedita es el diminutivo del nombre Piedad (355).
Vegetation types in the region include 1) "Izotal": rosetophil shrublands dominated by arboreal elements of the Yucca genus and a combination of creosote bush (Larrea tridentata) and tarbush (Fluorensia cernua) as the dominant species at the shrub layer, and 2) microphylous shrublands dominated by creosote bush in which the tree layer has been eliminated; for several decades, local inhabitants extracted the fiber from Yucca trees located in the immediacies of small villages to manufacture ropes.
Vegetation is typical of Chihuahuan Desert shrublands and grasslands with characteristic species including grama grasses (Bouteloua), dropseeds (Sporobolus), alkali sacaton (Sporobolus airoides), soap-tree yucca (Yucca elata), banana yucca (Yucca baccata), creosotebush (Larrea tridentata), tarbush (Flourensia cernua), honey mesquite (Prosopis glandulosa), and four-wing saltbush (Atriplex canescens).
The same map collections showed mesquite coverage growing from 15 percent in 1858 to 59 percent in 1998, while tarbush and creosote shrubs had spread across some 20 percent of the previous grassland.
The author is Nada Tarbush, a student at Columbia's School of International and Public Affairs and Sciences Po Paris.
& Sesee ex DC.) Coville), woody snakeweeds (Gutierrezia spp.), honey mesquite (Prosopis glandulosa Torrey), and tarbush (Flourencia cernua DC.).
Brianna Tarbush, 16, said she has visited the Teen Wellness Center for immunizations and she said her fellow students are much more likely to seek help with medical issues if they know their concerns will be private.