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guayule definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: much-branched subshrub with silvery leaves and small white flowers of Texas and northern Mexico; cultivated as a source of rubber [syn: guayule, Parthenium argentatum]

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: American Spanish, from Nahuatl cuauholli or huauholli Date: 1906 a much-branched composite shrub (Parthenium argentatum) of Mexico and the southwestern United States that has been cultivated as a source of rubber

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. 1 a silver-leaved shrub, Parthenium argentatum, native to Mexico. 2 a rubber substitute made from the sap of this plant. Etymology: Amer. Sp. f. Nahuatl cuauhuli



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