alco

1 of 2

noun

al·​co
ˈal-(ˌ)kō
plural -s
: a small long-haired dog with pendulous ears that is native to and sometimes domesticated in tropical America

alco-

2 of 2

combining form

variants or alcoo-
: alcohol
alcogel
alcosol
alcometer

Word History

Etymology

Noun

Spanish, from Quechua álkko, álkkho dog

Combining form

alcohol

First Known Use

Noun

1785, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of alco was in 1785

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“Alco.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/alco. Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

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