⌂ or mes·quit′
any of several thorny trees or shrubs (genus Prosopis) of the mimosa family, common in the SW U.S. and in Mexico, including the screw bean: the sugary, beanlike, edible pods are used as fodder
Origin of mesquiteSpanish mezquite ; from Nahuatl mizquitl
city in NE Tex.: suburb of Dallas
Origin of Mesquiteafter the mesquite trees found there
Any of various small spiny trees or shrubs of the genus Prosopis of the pea family, native to hot, dry regions chiefly of the Americas and important as a source of firewood, nectar for honeybees, and forage for cattle. The pods of most species are edible. Also called algaroba.
Origin of mesquiteSpanish mezquite, from Nahuatl mizquitl.
- Any of several deciduous trees of the genus Prosopis found in North America, and used as forage, which have long, beige seed/bean pods which may be dried and ground into a sweet, nutty flour.
- The wood of these trees, used for smoking food, or charcoal made from this wood.
- Country or land dominated by mesquite trees.