Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The Indian tamarisk, Tamarix Indica, a shrub or small tree found throughout India in the marshes of rivers and along the sea-coast. Its wood is used principally as fuel and the smaller twigs are used for thatching and basketry.

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Examples

  • Kinchinjhow, extending for four or five miles east and west; its perpendicular sides studded with the immense icicles, which are said to have obtained for it the name of "jhow," -- the "bearded" Kinchin.

    Himalayan Journals — Complete

  • Externally it was as usual chiefly composed of the withered stems of the little asteraceous plant, interwoven with a few jhow-shoots (_Tamarix dioica_) and a little tow-like fibre of the putsan (_Hibiscus cannabinus_), while

    The Nests and Eggs of Indian Birds, Volume 1

  • Mil dare not attiirc; icy went with a jhow rriole biuw, i*d mQft inglortouily back.

    The Vocal Magazine: Or, Compleat British Songster

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  • Another one for the tree and shrub listers.

    December 27, 2012