bul·​to | \ ˈbu̇l(ˌ)tō, ˈbül- \
plural -s

Definition of bulto

1 : 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
2 : a bundle especially of fibers for rope making

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History and Etymology for bulto

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 9 Aug. 2020.

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