|greasewood or greasebush (ˈɡriːsˌwʊd, ˈɡriːsˌbʊʃ)|
|1.||Also called: chico a spiny chenopodiaceous shrub, Sarcobatus vermiculatus of W North America, that yields an oil used as a fuel|
|2.||any of various similar or related plants, such as the creosote bush|
|greasebush or greasebush|
((species Sarcobatus vermiculatus), North American weedy shrub of the Sarcobataceae family. Greasewood is a characteristic plant of strongly alkaline and saline soils in the desert plains of western North America. It is a much-branched, somewhat spiny shrub, up to 3 metres (10 feet) high. The small, fleshy, toothless leaves lack stalks.
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