alfilerillo

noun
al·​fil·​e·​ri·​llo | \ (ˈ)al-ˌfi-lə-ˈrē-(ˌ)ō \
plural -s

Definition of alfilerillo

: a Mexican cactus (Pereskiopsis diguetii) used for hedges

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First Known Use of alfilerillo

circa 1927, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for alfilerillo

American Spanish, alfilerillo, alfilaria

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The first known use of alfilerillo was circa 1927

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“Alfilerillo.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/alfilerillo. Accessed 7 Dec. 2021.

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