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

Word History


Spanish, from Quechua ayrampú

First Known Use

1819, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of airampo was in 1819

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“Airampo.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Jun. 2024.

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