Meaning of creosote bush

cre'osote bush"

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. any of several shrubs belonging to the genus Larrea, of the caltrop family, esp. L. tridentata, of arid regions of the southwestern U.S. and Mexico, having yellow flowers and resinous foliage with a strong odor of creosote.
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