Sarcobatus


Sarcobatus
noun
one species: greasewood
Syn: ↑genus Sarcobatus
Hypernyms: ↑caryophylloid dicot genus
Member Holonyms: ↑Chenopodiaceae, ↑family Chenopodiaceae, ↑goosefoot family
Member Meronyms: ↑greasewood, ↑black greasewood, ↑Sarcobatus vermiculatus

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\\särˈkäbəd.əs\ noun
Usage: capitalized
Etymology: New Latin, from sarc- + Greek batos prickly bush
: a small genus of branching spiny shrubs (family Chenopodiaceae) that are found on alkali plains and deserts of the western United States and have monoecious flowers of which the staminate are borne in aments while the pistillate are solitary and winged fruits containing a single seed — see greasewood 1

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  • Sarcobatus — ? Sarcobatus Sarcobatus vermiculatus …   Википедия

  • Sarcobatus — vermiculatus Systematik Klasse: Bedecktsamer (Magnoliopsida) …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Sarcobatus — 35° 31′ 34″ N 109° 51′ 54″ W / 35.526, 109.865 …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Sarcobatus — ID 75285 Symbol Key SARCO Common Name greasewood Family Chenopodiaceae Category Dicot Division Magnoliophyta US Nativity N/A US/NA Plant Yes State Distribution AZ, CA, CO, ID, MT, ND, NE, NM, NV, OR, SD, TX, UT, WA, WY Growth Habit N/A …   USDA Plant Characteristics

  • sarcobatus — sar·cob·a·tus …   English syllables

  • Sarcobatus vermiculatus — greasewood greasewood n. A low hardy much branched spiny shrub ({Sarcobatus vermiculatus}) common in alkaline soils of Western America. Syn: black greasewood, {Sarcobatus vermiculatus}. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sarcobatus vermiculatus — greasewood greasewood n. A low hardy much branched spiny shrub ({Sarcobatus vermiculatus}) common in alkaline soils of Western America. Syn: black greasewood, {Sarcobatus vermiculatus}. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sarcobatus vermiculatus — noun low hardy much branched spiny shrub common in alkaline soils of western America • Syn: ↑greasewood, ↑black greasewood • Hypernyms: ↑shrub, ↑bush • Member Holonyms: ↑Sarcobatus, ↑genus …   Useful english dictionary

  • Sarcobatus vermiculatus — Grease Grease (gr[=e]s), n. [OE. grese, grece, F. graisse; akin to gras fat, greasy, fr. LL. grassus thick, fat, gross, L. crassus. Cf. {Crass}.] 1. Animal fat, as tallow or lard, especially when in a soft state; oily or unctuous matter of any… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sarcobatus vermiculatus — Chico Chi co, n. 1. Var. of {Chica}. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 2. The common greasewood of the western United States ({Sarcobatus vermiculatus}). [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 3. In the Philippines, the sapodilla or its fruit; also, the marmalade tree or its …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English


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