A thorny shrub (Acacia farnesiana) of tropical and subtropical America, having clusters of small fragrant yellow flowers that yield an essential oil used in perfumery.
A spiny plant (Acacia farnesiana) of the mimosa family, native to Tex. and Mexico, with fragrant yellow flowers used in perfumery.
Origin of huisache
American Spanish from Nahuatl huixachi thorny, thorny tree huitztli thorn ixachi much, abundant