amole

noun
amo·​le | \ə-ˈmō-lē \

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

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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