from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See screw bean.
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- n. A small tree, Prosopis pubescens, native to Mexico and parts of the United States that has spirally twisted pods; the screw bean
- n. A low-frequency seismic event associated with volcanoes
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. shrub or small tree of southwestern United States and northwestern Mexico having spirally twisted pods
American Spanish, from Spanish, small lathe, screw, diminutive of torno, lathe, from Latin tornus; see turn.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)