Definition of Greasewood

1. Noun. Low hardy much-branched spiny shrub common in alkaline soils of western America.

Exact synonyms: Black Greasewood, Sarcobatus Vermiculatus
Group relationships: Genus Sarcobatus, Sarcobatus
Generic synonyms: Bush, Shrub



Definition of Greasewood

1. Noun. Any of several spiny shrubs containing oil, of the genus ''Sarcobatus'', native to the United States. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Greasewood

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Greasewood

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greaseless
greaseless cream
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greasepaint
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greaseproof
greaseproof paper
greaseproofed
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greaseproofs
greaser
greasers
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greasewood (current term)
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greasy spoon
greasy spoons
great
great(p)

Literary usage of Greasewood

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1. Soil Alkali: Its Origin, Nature, and Treatment by Franklin Stewart Harris (1920)
"greasewood (Sarcobatus vermiculatus) is one of the most common ... Viewed at a distance the patches of greasewood have a pleasant bright-green color ..."

2. New Trails in Mexico: An Account of One Year's Exploration in North-western by Carl Lumholtz (1912)
"... a large olla was found entire among the greasewood bushes and a big sea-shell used by the Indians as a drinking vessel was lying on the ground. ..."

3. Session Laws by Utah (1920)
"RESOLUTION Relating to greasewood, St. Mary's and Humboldt Counties. ... greasewood co. to Malad co until organized. That St. Mary's and Humboldt counties ..."

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