amole

play
noun amo·le \ə-ˈmō-lē\

Definition of amole

  1. :  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

Origin and Etymology of amole

American Spanish, from Nahuatl ahmōlli soap


First Known Use: 1831

Learn More about amole


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up amole? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a brief usually trivial fact

Get Word of the Day daily email!