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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of several resinous aromatic evergreen shrubs of the genus Larrea, especially L. tridentata, a yellow-flowered plant characteristic of warm deserts in the southwest United States and Mexico.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The medicinal herb Larrea tridentata.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • A shrub (Covillea mexicana) found in desert regions from Colorado to California and southward through Mexico. It has yellow flowers and very resinous foliage with a strong odor of creosote.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The Larrea Mexicana, a zygophyllaceous evergreen shrub of northern Mexico and the adjacent region, very resinous, and having a strong, heavy odor.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. desert shrub of southwestern United States and New Mexico having persistent resinous aromatic foliage and small yellow flowers

Etymologies

Named for its smell which resembles that of creosote. (Wiktionary)

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