amo·​le ə-ˈmō-lē How to pronounce amole (audio)
: 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,, 1 Feb. 2022

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Word History


American Spanish, from Nahuatl ahmōlli soap

First Known Use

1831, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of amole was in 1831

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“Amole.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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