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