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Main Entry: mes·quite
Pronunciation: mschwa-primarystressskemacront, me-
Function: noun
: a thorny deep-rooted tree or shrub of the southwestern U.S. and Mexico that belongs to the legume family, produces pods rich in sugar, and is important as food for livestock; also : the wood of the mesquite used especially in grilling food
[mesquite illustration]

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