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

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 22 Apr. 2021.

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