mesquite: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (me-skēt', mes'kēt), [key]
— n.
  1. any of several usually spiny trees or shrubs belonging to the genus Prosopis, of the legume family, as P. juliflora or P. glandulosa, of western North America, having bipinnate leaves and beanlike pods and often forming dense thickets.
  2. the wood of such a tree or shrub, used esp. in grilling or barbecuing food.
  3. any of various similar or related plants.


Pronunciation: (me-skēt', mi-), [key]
— n.
  1. a city in NE Texas, E of Dallas. 67,053.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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