1. mesquite

noun. ['ˈmɛˌskiːt'] any of several small spiny trees or shrubs of the genus Prosopis having small flowers in axillary cylindrical spikes followed by large pods rich in sugar.


  • Western honey mesquite
  • screw bean
  • mesquit
  • Prosopis juliiflora
  • genus Prosopis
  • screwbean
  • shrub
  • tornillo
  • Prosopis glandulosa
  • honey mesquite
  • screwbean mesquite
  • bush
  • Prosopis juliflora
  • Prosopis pubescens
  • Prosopis


  • superior


  • mezquite (Spanish)
  • mizquitl (Classical Nahuatl)

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Words that Rhyme with Mesquite

  • parakeet

Example sentences of the word mesquite

1. Noun, singular or mass
Both of these fine-leaf mesquite trees bloom in spring and reach maturity at 30 feet tall and wide.

2. Adjective
This mesquite tree thrives in full sun and has a high tolerance for drought.

3. Proper noun, singular
For instance, the Chilean mesquite tree in Arizona tends to thrive.