American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A shrub (Parthenium argentatum) of the southwest United States and Mexico whose sap was considered a potential source of natural rubber during World War II.
- n. much-branched subshrub with silvery leaves and small white flowers of Texas and northern Mexico; cultivated as a source of rubber
- American Spanish, from Nahuatl cuauhuli : cuahuitl, tree + uli, latex gum. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“All Yulex products are derived from a desert plant called guayule (why-you-lee) which is grown in commercial farms throughout southern Arizona.”
“The new latex is derived from the guayule bush, native to the Southwestern U.S.”
“Department of Agriculture to make a latex substitute from guayule, a desert plant in the Southwest that doesn't contain the allergy-triggering protein.”
“In the Southwest, the Intercontinental Rubber Company had 32,000 acres planted in guayule, Parthenium argentatum, a plant that yields 20 percent of its gross weight as pure white latex.”
“Among other things, it has introduced to the world grossly neglected plant species such as jojoba, guayule, leucaena, mangium, amaranth, and the winged bean.”
“Water quantity and quality requirements of guayule: current assessment.”
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