greasewood

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A Sarcobatus shrub

Etymology[edit]

grease +‎ wood

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Noun[edit]

greasewood (countable and uncountable, plural greasewoods)

  1. Any of several spiny shrubs containing oil, of the genus Sarcobatus, native to the United States.
    • 2006, Thomas Pynchon, Against the Day, Vintage 2007, p. 445:
      He worked his way north among the tall cactuses and greasewood, staying just out of sight of the railroad
  2. Chamise.

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