jacal


ja·cal

noun \hə-ˈkäl\
plural ja·ca·les \-ˈkä-(ˌ)lās\ also ja·cals

Definition of JACAL

:  a hut in Mexico and southwestern United States with a thatched roof and walls made of upright poles or sticks covered and chinked with mud or clay

Origin of JACAL

Mexican Spanish, from Nahuatl xahcalli
First Known Use: 1838

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