Definition of huisache in English:


Pronunciation /wēˈsäCHē/ /wiˈsɑtʃi/


  • An acacia tree with violet-scented flowers that yield an essential oil used in perfumery, native to warm regions of America and cultivated elsewhere.

    Acacia farnesiana, family Leguminosae

    • ‘Fort Clark Springs is Trans-Pecos brushland with a manicured golf course dominated by honey mesquite, huisache, and Acacia spp.’
    • ‘Comanche Lookout Park hosts combinations of ashe juniper, Texas and Mexican buckeye, as well as chinaberry, graneno, Lindheimer hackberry, honey mesquite, huisache, and more.’
    • ‘But, not so apparent, the ground under the mesquites and huisaches was dry, and the underbrush was parched.’
    • ‘The range of the huisache doesn't extend much farther north than the champion at the Atascosa County Jail in southcentral Texas, but southward it's native all the way down to Chile.’



/wēˈsäCHē/ /wiˈsɑtʃi/