Definition of Screwbean

1. Noun. Shrub or small tree of southwestern United States and northwestern Mexico having spirally twisted pods.

Exact synonyms: Prosopis Pubescens, Screw Bean, Screwbean Mesquite, Tornillo
Generic synonyms: Mesquit, Mesquite
Terms within: Screw Bean



Definition of Screwbean

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Screwbean

screw tops
screw tree
screw up
screw with
screw worm infection
screw wrench
screwability
screwback
screwball
screwball comedies
screwball comedy
screwballer
screwbean (current term)
screwbean mesquite
screwbeans
screwcapped
screwdriver
screwdrivers
screwed
screwed the pooch
screwed up
screwer
screwers
screwier
screwiest
screwiness

Literary usage of Screwbean

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1. Check List of the Forest Trees of the United States: Their Names and Ranges by George Bishop Sudworth (1898)
"screwbean. RANGE.—Western Texas (valley of Rio Grande River, from Devils River to El Paso); west through New Mexico, Arizona, southern borders of Utah and ..."

2. Bulletin by Geological Survey (U.S.) (1905)
"The sulphur occurs associated with gypsum in northeastern El Paso County, both east and west of the screwbean-Rustler Hills. A sketch map of the district ..."

3. The Leading Facts of New Mexican History by Ralph Emerson Twitchell (1917)
"A sheep camp at screwbean, a postoffice and two or three dwellings at Lookout on Black river, and the same at Seven Rivers; "Bob Gilbert's" house on the ..."

4. Nature and Science on the Pacific Coast: A Guide-book for Scientific by Pacific Coast Committee (1915)
"Around Palm Springs and between the Springs ana the Canon one will encounter the mesquite, screwbean, palo verde, smoke tree, and The most striking ..."

5. Nature and Science on the Pacific Coast: A Guide-book for Scientific by Pacific Coast Committee, Betty Hoag McGlynn (1915)
"Around Palm Springs and between the Springs ana the Canon one will encounter the mesquite, screwbean, palo verde, smoke tree, ..."

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