The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/Greasewood

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The Encyclopedia Americana
Edition of 1920. See also Greasewood on Wikipedia, and the disclaimer.

GREASEWOOD, a very thorny, almost leafless shrub (Sarcobatus vermiculatus) of the goosefoot family (q.v.), which abounds among the sage brush on the arid plains of the western United States, especially where the soil is saline. The wood is yellow, very hard and tough.