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jacal

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noun, ja·cal \hə-ˈkäl\

Definition of jacal

plural jacales play \-ˈkä-(ˌ)lās\ also jacals

  1. :  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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  1. Spanish Central: Translation of "jacal"


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