amargoso

noun amar·go·so \ˌämərˈgō(ˌ)sō, -sə\
variants: less commonly

amargosa

\-sə\

Definition of amargoso

plural

-s

  1. 1 :  the bark of the goatbush

  2. 2 [Philippine Spanish, from Spanish, bitter] :  the balsam apple of the Philippines

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Origin and Etymology of amargoso

Mexican Spanish amargoso goatbush, from Spanish, bitter, from (assumed) Vulgar Latin amaricosus, from Latin amarus


First Known Use: 1894


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