What else does mesquite mean?
The dry wood from the Hardwood tree is used for fueling fires in Southwestern cuisine; beans are an American favorite. (in Cooking Dictionary)
One of many small, spiny shrubs or trees of the genus Prosopis The pea family is a member of the legume family. It’s native to the Americas in hot and dry areas. They are important for firewood and nectar for honeybees. Most species have edible pods. (in Merlin Dictionary)