ai·​ram·​po | \ ī-ˈräm-(ˌ)pō \
plural -s

Definition of airampo

: a prostrate cactus (Opuntia soehrensii) whose dried seeds yield a substance used in the Andes for coloring jellies red

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First Known Use of airampo

1819, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for airampo

Spanish, from Quechua ayrampú

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“Airampo.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Oct. 2021.

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