mesquite mesquite  /ˈmɛ ˌskit/


  • (n) any of several small spiny trees or shrubs of the genus Prosopis having small flowers in axillary cylindrical spikes followed by large pods rich in sugar


  1. In the Southwest, cattlemen wage a relentless war against mesquite, a ragged, bushlike tree.
  2. Searching around, he soon found the decomposed and bloated body of Gary Tison lying face up under a mesquite tree.
  3. The wreckage dug out of alkali flats or mesquite thickets often tells more about a flight than any amount of telemetry could radio back to base.


  1. Mesquite education notes

    Mesquite residents John Hewitt and Jessica Stanley were among a total of 265 students named to the President's List for the spring 2013 semester at Ouachita Baptist University.
    on June 23, 2013     Source: The Mesquite News

  2. Mesquite SWAT team arrests barricaded suspect: Man charged with aggravated assault

    Mesquite police responded to a shooting call shortly after 2 p.m. on Monday, June 17, in an apartment complex located in the 1600 block of Hickory Tree Road.
    on June 23, 2013     Source: The Mesquite News

  3. Mesquite Group Hopes Extra Eyes Will Help City Problems

    Mesquite residents are banding together in hopes that an extra set of eyes can help prevent crime and tackle other city issues.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: NBC Dallas Fort Worth

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  1. "Kids could ride their bicycles down the street and folks would call out to say hello or tell them to get home. Adults knew whether kids were where they were supposed to be:or not. The Mesquite of my childhood was a place of family and community,...
    on Jan 4, 2009 By: Tom Latham Source: McKinney Courier Gazette

  2. "Most everyone we talk to understands and agrees there needs to be some preservation and protection. But before anything is attached to that (Mesquite) bill, at least within my control, we are going to make sure the town boards of Moapa Valley are...
    on Jul 12, 2008 By: Jon Porter Source: Las Vegas Review - Journal

  3. Davis explained, "Lots of times the pickup driver had to turn suddenly to avoid a big mesquite bush. If I wasn't careful, I'd wind up flying out of the pickup and into the mesquite."
    on Jun 28, 2008 By: Mac Davis Source:

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