Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A rosaceous genus of shrubs or small trees of the western United States and northern Mexico.

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Examples

  • Between the trees the ground is sparsely covered by grama, other grasses, herbs, and various shrubs, such as big sagebrush and alderleaf cercocarpus.

    Colorado Plateau Semidesert Province (Bailey)

  • Between the trees the ground is sparsely covered by grama, others grasses, herbs, and various shrubs, such as big sagebrush (Artemisia tridentata) and alderleaf cercocarpus (Cercocarpus montanus).

    Colorado Plateau shrublands

  • The cercocarpus almost rivals the lilac in its display of white and blue, and the dark, forbidding adenostoma now showers forth dense panicles of little white flowers.

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