from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. an evergreen shrub, Atriplex canescens, found in the southwestern United States
- n. an evergreen shrub native to California, Adenostoma fasciculata
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A plant of the genus Adenostoma, natural order Rosaceæ.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
There were clumps of cholla and other cactus, and the native gray-green chamiso bushes one saw everywhere.
Paradise Valley, a plain desert strewn with greasewood and chamiso; and down in the floor of Death Valley is, or rather was, Greenland.
Several species of oak are found upon the hillsides and in the valleys, while mingled with them in many places appear such shrubs as the California lilac, chamiso, and manzanita.