Definition of Tamarisk

1. Noun. Any shrub or small tree of the genus Tamarix having small scalelike or needle-shaped leaves and feathery racemes of small white or pinkish flowers; of mostly coastal areas with saline soil.

Group relationships: Genus Tamarix, Tamarix
Generic synonyms: Bush, Shrub



Definition of Tamarisk

1. n. Any shrub or tree of the genus Tamarix, the species of which are European and Asiatic. They have minute scalelike leaves, and small flowers in spikes. An Arabian species (T. mannifera) is the source of one kind of manna.

Definition of Tamarisk

1. Noun. Any of several shrubs, of the genus ''Tamarix'', native to the Mediterranean. Introduced into the United States as an ornamental plant, it is now a weed. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Tamarisk

1. an evergreen shrub [n -S]

Medical Definition of Tamarisk

1. Any shrub or tree of the genus Tamarix, the species of which are European and Asiatic. They have minute scalelike leaves, and small flowers in spikes. An Arabian species (T. Mannifera) is the source of one kind of manna. Tamarisk salt tree, an East Indian tree (Tamarix orientalis) which produces an incrustation of salt. Origin: L. Tamariscus, also tamarix, tamarice, Skr. Tamala, tamalaka, a tree with a very dark bark; cf. Tamas darkness: cf. F. Tamarisc, tamarix, tamaris. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tamarisk

tamaras
tamarau
tamaraus
tamaraw
tamari
tamaric
tamarillo
tamarillos
tamarin
tamarind
tamarind tree
tamarindo
tamarinds
tamarins
tamaris
tamarisk (current term)
tamarisk family
tamarisk gerbil
tamarisks
tamarugite
tamasha
tamashas
tambac
tambacs
tambak
tambaks
tambala
tambalas
tamber
tambers

Literary usage of Tamarisk

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1. The plants of the Bible, trees and shrubs by John Hutton Balfour (1866)
"We still want information on the subject. ESHEL, OR tamarisk-TREE. " Saul abode in Gibeah under a tree [Eshel, or tamarisk] in ..."

2. The Iliad of Homer by Homer, John Graham Cordery (1871)
"He spake, and from him lifted high and laid The arms within a tamarisk-bush conceal'd, But heap'da mark with rushes and fresh boughs Pluck'd from the bush, ..."

3. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable: Giving the Derivation, Source, Or Origin of by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer (1898)
"... tamarisk, from a Hebrew word meaning to cleanse, so called from it* ... The Romans wreathed the brows of criminals with tamarisk. ..."

4. The Manners and Customs of the Ancient Egyptians by John Gardner Wilkinson (1878)
"... crowned with flowers at the solemnisation of his funeral rites by the priests,' says, 'it is overshadowed by the branches of a tamarisk- from the ..."

5. The Entomologist; an Illustrated Journal of General Entomology by Edward Newman, Royal Entomological Society of London (1888)
"While gardening this week I found on some old tamarisk-trees in my garden five empty cocoons of ... must have fed on the tamarisk on ..."

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