plural -s
: a Mexican cypress (Taxodium mucronatum) of great girth

Word History


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

First Known Use

1778, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ahuehuete was in 1778

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“Ahuehuete.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ahuehuete. Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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