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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A poisonous shrub (Karwinskia humboldtiana) native to Texas and Mexico, having small greenish flowers and black fruits.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A low rhamnaceous shrub (Karwinskia humboldtiana) of the southwestern United States and Mexico. Its berries are said to be poisonous to the coyote.

Etymologies

American Spanish, diminutive of coyote, coyote; see coyote.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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