amole

noun
amo·​le | \ ə-ˈmō-lē How to pronounce amole (audio) \

Definition of amole

: a plant part (such as a root) possessing detergent properties and serving as a substitute for soap also : a plant (such as a yucca or agave) so used

Examples of amole in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The only times Cummings has gone hunting was for wild swine, partly because the pigs were killing the purple amole, an endangered purple flower that grows in central California. Thomas Fuller, BostonGlobe.com, 1 Feb. 2022

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First Known Use of amole

1831, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for amole

American Spanish, from Nahuatl ahmōlli soap

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“Amole.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/amole. Accessed 28 Jun. 2022.

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