from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See mesquite.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. See Algaroba (b).
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. thorny deep-rooted drought-resistant shrub native to southwestern United States and Mexico bearing pods rich in sugar and important as livestock feed; tends to form extensive thickets
From the high sugar content of its pods.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)