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coyotillo

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noun coy·o·til·lo \ˌkī-ə-ˈti-(ˌ)lō, ˌkȯi-ə-, -ˈtē-(ˌ)yō\

Definition of coyotillo

  1. :  a shrub (Karwinskia humboldtiana) of the buckthorn family of the southwestern United States and Mexico having poisonous berries



Origin of coyotillo

Mexican Spanish, diminutive of coyote


First Known Use: circa 1892

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