cachimilla

noun

ca·​chi·​mi·​lla
ˌkächəˈmē(y)ə,
-ˌa-
variants or less commonly cachanilla
-ˈnē(y)ə
plural -s
: a shrub (Pluchea sericea) of the family Compositae of southwestern U.S. and adjacent Mexico whose slender tough stems are used to make arrows, birdcages, and baskets

Word History

Etymology

Mexican Spanish

First Known Use

1859, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cachimilla was in 1859

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“Cachimilla.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cachimilla. Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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