incienso

incienso

[in-see-en-soh]
noun
a shrubby, composite desert plant, Encelia farinosa, of the southwestern U.S., having silvery leaves and clusters of yellow flowers.

Origin:
1920–25, Americanism; < Spanish: incense

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incienso

noun
fragrant rounded shrub of southwestern United States and adjacent Mexico having brittle stems and small crowded blue-green leaves and yellow flowers; produces a resin used in incense and varnish and in folk medicine [syn: brittlebush
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