Definition of Saksaul

1. Noun. A leafless shrub with greenish branches which grows on the Asian steppes. ¹



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Definition of Saksaul

1. a thick contorted tree [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Saksaul

saki
sakia
sakias
sakieh
sakiehs
sakina
sakis
sakiyeh
sakiyehs
sakkoi
sakkos
sakkoses
sakpata
sakret
sakrets
saksaul (current term)
saksauls
sakti
sakuc horizon
sakura
sakuraiite
sakushu fever
sal
sal-ammoniac
sal alembroth
sal ammoniac
sal diureticum
sal soda
sal volatile
salaah

Literary usage of Saksaul

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1. Memoir on the Countries about the Caspian and Aral Seas: Illustrative of the by Karl Zimmermann, William Morier (1840)
"Is the saksaul likely to be found in the Kani ... t It is not probable that the saksaul crosses the Ural meridian, which is 49° E. of Paris ? ..."

2. Proceedings by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain), Norton Shaw, Francis Galton, William Spottiswoode, Clements Robert Markham, Henry Walter Bates, John Scott Keltie (1882)
"More hillocks of drift sand overgrown with two species of saksaul, and an occasional clump of dry feather-grass, have to be passed before arriving at ..."

3. Turkistan: Notes of a Journey in Russian Turkistan, Khokand, Bukhara, and Kuldja by Eugene Schuyler (1876)
"When the furnaces were heated with saksaul it was necessary to use four times ... But by heating with saksaul the cost of transport was not more than three ..."

4. Proceedings by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain), Norton Shaw, Francis Galton, William Spottiswoode, Clements Robert Markham, Henry Walter Bates, John Scott Keltie (1885)
"Besides these were wolves, foxes, hares, and small rodenti. Among birds, those most frequently seen were the saksaul jay, ..."

5. Proceedings by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain), Norton Shaw, Francis Galton, William Spottiswoode, Clements Robert Markham, Henry Walter Bates, John Scott Keltie (1889)
"... and since it has been prohibited to cut the saksaul and other bushes within a distance of three miles from the Trans-Caspian railway, ..."

6. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"Large areas are wholly destitute of vegetation, and after crossing 100 miles of such a desert the traveller will occasionally come upon a forest of saksaul ..."

7. Through Asia by Sven Anders Hedin (1899)
"After travelling a couple of hours through the high sand we once more perceived signs of vegetation towards the north — namely, the desert bush saksaul ..."

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