Mesquite


Mesquite
Mesquite Mes*qui"te (m[e^]s*k[=e]"t[asl]), Mesquit Mes*quit" (m[e^]s*k[=e]t"), n. [Sp. mezquite; said to be a Mexican Indian word.] (Bot.) Aany of several small spiny trees or shrubs of the southwestern part of North America belonging to the genus {Prosopis} having small flowers in axillary cylindrical spikes followed by large sugar-rich pods, especially the {honey mesquite}, and {screw-pod mesquite}. [1913 Webster + WordNet 1.5]

{Honey mesquite}. See {Algaroba} (b) .

{Screw-pod mesquite}, a smaller tree ({Prosopis pubescens}), having spiral pods used as fodder and sometimes as food by the Indians.

{Mesquite grass}, a rich native grass in Western Texas ({Bouteloua oligostachya}, and other species); -- so called from its growing in company with the mesquite tree; -- called also {muskit grass}, {grama grass}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Mesquite, NM — U.S. Census Designated Place in New Mexico Population (2000): 948 Housing Units (2000): 276 Land area (2000): 0.825660 sq. miles (2.138450 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.825660 sq. miles… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Mesquite, NV — U.S. city in Nevada Population (2000): 9389 Housing Units (2000): 4442 Land area (2000): 15.309435 sq. miles (39.651253 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.335395 sq. miles (0.868670 sq. km) Total area (2000): 15.644830 sq. miles (40.519923 sq. km) FIPS …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Mesquite, TX — U.S. city in Texas Population (2000): 124523 Housing Units (2000): 46245 Land area (2000): 43.415940 sq. miles (112.446764 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.048415 sq. miles (0.125395 sq. km) Total area (2000): 43.464355 sq. miles (112.572159 sq. km)… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • mesquite — type of North American shrub of the pea family, 1759, from Mexican Spanish mezquite, from Nahuatl (Aztec) mizquitl mesquite …   Etymology dictionary

  • mesquite — sustantivo masculino 1. Origen: México, Nicaragua. Mezquite. mezquite o mesquite sustantivo masculino 1. Origen …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • Mesquite — [me skēt′] [after the mesquite trees found there] city in NE Tex.: suburb of Dallas: pop. 125,000 …   English World dictionary

  • mesquite — mesquite. m. Méx. mezquite …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • mesquite — m. Méx. mezquite …   Diccionario de la lengua española


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