Definition of Mesquite

1. Noun. 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.

Definition of Mesquite

1. n. A name for two trees of the southwestern part of North America, the honey mesquite, and screw-pod mesquite.

Definition of Mesquite

1. Proper noun. a city (now a suburb of Dallas) in Texas ¹

2. Noun. Any of several deciduous trees, of the genus ''Prosopis'', found in North America and used as forage. ¹

3. Noun. The wood of these trees, used for smoking food. ¹

4. Noun. Country or land dominated by mesquite trees. ¹

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Definition of Mesquite

1. a spiny tree or shrub [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Mesquite

mesoxalic acid
mesquite gum
mess about
mess dress
mess hall
mess halls
mess jacket
mess jackets
mess kit
mess kits

Literary usage of Mesquite

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Wonders of the Colorado Desert (southern California) Its Rivers and Its by George Wharton James (1906)
"Where is this Mesquite Land, and what constitutes its charm ? It is hard to tell to another the subtle sensations that compel one to affection, ..."

2. The Santa Rita Experimental Range: History and Annotated Bibliography (1903 by Alvin L. Medina (1997)
"The effect of mesquite control on the soil moisture content of mesquite-infested range land in southern Arizona. Tucson, AZ: University of Arizona. 36 p. ..."

3. The Principal Species of Wood: Their Characteristic Properties by Charles Henry Snow (1908)
"Such roots are often dug up and used for fuel. The mesquite has been acclimated in Hawaii. Holsinger, " Forestry and Irrigation." Vol. VIII, No. 11, p. 447. ..."

4. Two Bird-lovers in Mexico by William Beebe (1905)
"CHAPTER V THE Mesquite WILDERNESS ?HEN our excursions began to take in a wider field, leaving behind the corn- stubble and ditches and even the semi- desert ..."

5. Adventure Guide to Texas by Kimberly Young (1999)
"Mesquite The name Mesquite fits well with some of the old-fashion, ... Among them are the Mesquite Championship Rodeo (118 Rodeo Dr, Mesquite Arena, ..."

6. Glimpses of the Cosmos by Lester Frank Ward (1918)
"[The Mesquite in Southern Kansas] History.—Written for the department of Notes and News in the Plant World some time in November, 1897, after having laid ..."

7. The Life and Adventures of a Quaker Among the Indians by Thomas Chester Battey (1903)
"Mesquite TIMBER. — RETURN TO CAMP. — COMANCHES. — WILD BEES. 4fh Month, 2,1th. — I started alone for Kicking Bird's camp. Getting a late start, ..."

8. Myths and Legends of California and the Old Southwest by Katharine Berry Judson (1912)
"COYOTE AND THE Mesquite BEANS Pima (Arizona) A^TER the waters of the flood ... Then he went on to the mesquite beans. He stopped and looked at them a while ..."

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