thornbush


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thornbush

[′thȯrn‚bu̇sh]
(ecology)
A vegetation class that is dominated by tall succulents and profusely branching smooth-barked deciduous hardwoods which vary in density from mesquite bush in the Caribbean to the open spurge thicket in Central Africa; the climate is that of a warm desert, except for a rather short intense rainy season. Also known as Dorngeholz; Dorngestrauch; dornveld; savane armée; savane épineuse; thorn scrub.
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With tens of millions of hectares of thornbush available for harvest, which could potentially provide over 100 million tons of fuel, Namibia could easily meet its current and future generation needs by developing the proper capacity.
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I closed and in the final 50 or so, looked for a chance to get by, but was prevented by the canal on one side and a thick type of thornbush on the other.
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