Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In Texas, the opopanax, Acacia Farnesiana. This is a small thorny tree with pinnate leaves and small globose heads of flowers, with a rich fragrance of the violet type. It is widely diffused, either as native or introduced, in the warmer parts of the earth, and under the name cassie is extensively cultivated in the south of France for perfumery-making. Also
- n. tropical American thorny shrub or small tree; fragrant yellow flowers used in making perfumery
“One only has to say, "I'm hoping to put 'huisache' there as soon as I secure a second H," and someone will donate it.”
“When I first came to Texhuixtla, I thought the name meant "small town without a traffic light," but then I was told it means "where the huisache tree abounds.”
“It'll be bush - wacking to the top but there is no huisache with awful spines.”
“Invasive species such as honey mesquite and huisache are a concern.”
“Brushy species from adjacent dry uplands occur at the margins, such as honey mesquite, huisache, blackbrush, and lotebush, with some grasses such as multiflowered false rhodesgrass, sacaton, cottontop, and plains bristlegrass.”
“Occasional shrublands consisting of mesquite (Prosposis glandulosa), huisache (Acacia farnesiana), lime prickly ash (Zanthoxylum fagara), and Texas persimmon (Diospyros texana) may be found in the lower one third of the Texas coast and into Tamaulipas.”
“Mexico has always remained embedded in my soul like a huisache thorn.”
“When he finished, the Gypsy stood up, buttoned his pants and walked away amid the huisache.”
“He woke a little before dawn to the racket caused by a flock of blackbirds in the huisache over his pick-up.”
“They skinned the carcass and covered it with thorny huisache branches to protect it from coyotes.”
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