A spiny shrub (Sarcobatus vermiculatus) of western North America, having small alternate leaves, white stems, and small greenish flowers.(noun)
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Use "greasewood" in a sentence
"Creosote (Larrea tridentata), also known as greasewood, is the most common shrub in three of the four north American deserts."
"We call it "pitch-pine". similar to the south's "greasewood" You can tell the pitch-pine by the aroma."
"The plant is that locally known as "greasewood" (Scarobatus vermiculatus). —"