mesquite : Definition, Usages, News and More

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  • 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

  • In the Southwest, cattlemen wage a relentless war against mesquite, a ragged, bushlike tree.
  • The largely flat, scrub-covered piece of real estate, with its occasional groves of cottonwoods, spiny mesquite and clumps of sacaton grass and desert broom, seems to offer few .
  • He imports mesquite charcoal from San Francisco and, he says, "serves peace love and American hegemony, one plate of tacos at a time" to Malaysian customers.
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  • Jon Porter in Las Vegas Review - Journal
    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,... Tom Latham McKinney Courier Gazette Jan 4, 2009 62983 84019 mesquite 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...
  • Mac Davis in
    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."

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