cha·mise (chə-mēz) also cha·mi·so (-mēsō)
n. pl. cha·mi·ses also cha·mi·sos
An evergreen shrub (Adenostoma fasciculatum) in the rose family, native to California and Baja California, having small needlelike leaves in fascicles and clusters of small white flowers.
[Spanish chamisa, from Galician chamiça, dry brush, firewood, from chama, flame, from Latin flamma; see FLAME.]
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