Definitions for tamariskˈtæm ə rɪsk
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
tam•a•riskˈtæm ə rɪsk(n.)
any of several small trees or shrubs of the genus Tamarix, and family Tamaricaceae, having slender branches bearing small leaves and feathery flower clusters.
Origin of tamarisk:
1350–1400; ME tamariscus < LL, var. of L tamarix, perh. < an African source
any shrub or small tree of the genus Tamarix having small scalelike or needle-shaped leaves and feathery racemes of small white or pinkish flowers; of mostly coastal areas with saline soil
Any of several shrubs, of the genus Tamarix, native to the Mediterranean. Introduced into the United States as an ornamental plant, it is now a weed.
any shrub or tree of the genus Tamarix, the species of which are European and Asiatic. They have minute scalelike leaves, and small flowers in spikes. An Arabian species (T. mannifera) is the source of one kind of manna