Definition of mesquite:
shrub (part of speech: noun)
- poison sumac,
- rose of sharon,
- pussy willow,
- "The Missourian", Eugene P. (Eugene Percy) Lyle.
- "Wolfville Nights", Alfred Lewis.
It rolls up dunes about the stocky stems, encompassing and protective, and above the dunes, which may be, as with the mesquite, three times as high as a man, the blossoming twigs flourish and bear fruit.- "The Land Of Little Rain", Mary Hunter Austin.