Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

amole

play
noun amo·le \ə-ˈmō-lē\

Definition of amole

  1. :  a plant part (as a root) possessing detergent properties and serving as a substitute for soap; also :  a plant (as a yucca or agave) so used



Origin and Etymology of amole

American Spanish, from Nahuatl ahmōlli soap


First Known Use: 1831


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up amole? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a secret group of plotters

Get Word of the Day daily email!