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squawbush

[skwaw-boo sh] /ˈskwɔˌbʊʃ/
noun
1.
a rank-smelling, sprawling shrub, Rhus trilobata malacophylla, of the cashew family, native to California, having spikes of greenish flowers.
Origin
1825-1835
1825-35, Americanism; squaw + bush1, so called from its use by the Indians
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