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Definition of "guayule" [guayule]

  • A shrub (Parthenium argentatum) of the southwest United States and Mexico whose sap was considered a potential source of natural rubber during World War II. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "guayule" in a sentence
  • "Superb natural latex from a desert shrub called guayule (why-YOU-lee) makes high-quality gloves, medical devices, and other in-demand natural rubber products."
  • "(February 20, 2009) - Superb natural latex from a desert shrub called guayule (why-YOU-lee) makes high-quality gloves, medical devices, and other in-demand natural rubber products."
  • "Scientists say a desert plant called guayule offers a new, natural rubber alternative without the proteins that trigger allergic reactions."
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