chamiso

chamiso

[shuh-mee-zoh, chuh-]
noun, plural chamisos.
a saltbush, Atriplex canescens, of the western U.S. and Mexico, having grayish, scurfy foliage.
Also, chamiza [shuh-mee-zuh, chuh-] .
Also called cenizo.


Origin:
1840–50; < Mexican Spanish

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