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guayule

[gwah-yoo-lee, wah-; Spanish gwah-yoo-le] /gwɑˈyu li, wɑ-; Spanish gwɑˈyu lɛ/
noun, plural guayules
[gwah-yoo-leez, wah-; Spanish gwah-yoo-les] /gwɑˈyu liz, wɑ-; Spanish gwɑˈyu lɛs/ (Show IPA)
1.
a composite shrub, Parthenium argentatum, of the southwestern U.S. and Mexico, yielding a form of rubber.
2.
the rubber obtained from this plant.
Origin of guayule
1905-1910
1905-10, Americanism; < Mexican Spanish < Nahuatl cuauholli or huauholli, equivalent to cuahu(itl) tree or huauh(tli) amaranth + olli rubber
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British Dictionary definitions for guayule

guayule

/ɡwəˈjuːlɪ/
noun
1.
a bushy shrub, Parthenium argentatum, of the southwestern US: family Asteraceae (composites)
2.
rubber derived from the sap of this plant
Word Origin
from American Spanish, from Nahuatl cuauhuli, from cuahuitl tree + uli gum
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