alegria

noun

al·​e·​gria
ˌa-lə-ˈgrē-ə
plural -s
Southwest
: any of certain herbs of the genus Amaranthus the red juice of which is sometimes used locally as a cosmetic

Word History

Etymology

Mexican Spanish alegría, from Spanish, happiness, gaiety, from alegre happy, gay, from (assumed) Vulgar Latin alecrus

First Known Use

1922, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of alegria was in 1922

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“Alegria.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/alegria. Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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