plural -s
: an image of a saint carved in wood and polychromed made in the southwestern U.S. and Latin America in the 18th and 19th centuries
: a bundle especially of fibers for rope making

Word History


Spanish, image, bulk, form, body, statue, from Latin vultus, voltus countenance, expression, shape: perhaps akin to Gothic wulthus glory, Welsh gweled to see

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“Bulto.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bulto. Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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