amargoso

noun
amar·​go·​so | \ ˌämərˈgō(ˌ)sō, -sə \
variants: or less commonly amargosa \ -​sə \
plural -s

Definition of amargoso

1 : the bark of the goatbush
2 [Philippine Spanish, from Spanish, bitter] : the balsam apple of the Philippines

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First Known Use of amargoso

1894, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for amargoso

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

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“Amargoso.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/amargoso. Accessed 25 Jun. 2021.

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