amargoso

noun

amar·​go·​so
ˌämərˈgō(ˌ)sō,
-sə
variants or less commonly amargosa
-sə
plural -s
1
: the bark of the goatbush
2
[Philippine Spanish, from Spanish, bitter] : the balsam apple of the Philippines

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1894, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of amargoso was in 1894

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“Amargoso.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/amargoso. Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

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