ahue·​hue·​te | \ ˌä-wē-ˈwā-tē \
plural -s

Definition of ahuehuete

: a Mexican cypress (Taxodium mucronatum) of great girth

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First Known Use of ahuehuete

1778, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ahuehuete

Spanish, from Nahuatl ahuehueton, literally, old man of the water, from atl water + huehueton old man, from huehue old

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“Ahuehuete.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ahuehuete. Accessed 28 Jan. 2021.

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