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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Mes·qui·te Mes·quit, n.  Bot. Aany of several small spiny trees or shrubs of the southwestern part of North America belonging to the genus Prosopis having small flowers in axillary cylindrical spikes followed by large sugar-rich pods, especially the honey mesquite, and screw-pod mesquite.
 Honey mesquite. See Algaroba (b).
 Screw-pod mesquite, a smaller tree (Prosopis pubescens), having spiral pods used as fodder and sometimes as food by the Indians.
 Mesquite grass, a rich native grass in Western Texas (Bouteloua oligostachya, and other species); -- so called from its growing in company with the mesquite tree; -- called also muskit grass, grama grass.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 honey mesquite
      n : thorny deep-rooted drought-resistant shrub native to
          southwestern United States and Mexico bearing pods rich
          in sugar and important as livestock feed; tends to form
          extensive thickets [syn: Western honey mesquite, Prosopis