Definition of mesquite noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//meˈskiːt//
; NAmE NAmE//meˈskiːt//
; BrE BrE//ˈmeskiːt//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmeskiːt//
(also mesquite tree)
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a N American tree, often used for making charcoal for grilling food mesquite-grilled chicken Word Origin mid 18th cent.: from Mexican Spanish mezquite.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: mesquite