from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of numerous African and Eurasian shrubs or small trees of the genus Tamarix, having small scalelike leaves and racemes of white, pink, or red flowers.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. 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.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- 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 (Tamarix mannifera) is the source of one kind of manna.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A plant of the genus Tamarix: sometimes called flowering cypress.
- n. Any plant of the order Tamariscincæ.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. 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
Middle English tamarisc, from Late Latin tamariscus, variant of Latin tamarīx, tamarīc-.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)