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mesquite

(Encyclopedia) mesquite mĭskēt´, mĕs´kēt [key], any plant of the genus Prosopis, leguminous spiny trees or shrubs of the family Leguminosae ( pulse family), native to…

chaparral

(Encyclopedia) chaparral chăpərăl´ [key], type of plant community in which shrubs are dominant. It occurs usually in regions having from 10 to 20 in. (25–50 cm) of rainfall annually…