cachimilla

noun
ca·​chi·​mi·​lla | \ ˌkächəˈmē(y)ə, -ˌa- \
variants: or less commonly cachanilla \ -​ˈnē(y)ə \
plural -s

Definition of cachimilla

: 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

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

First Known Use of cachimilla

1859, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cachimilla

Mexican Spanish

Learn More About cachimilla

Time Traveler for cachimilla

Time Traveler

The first known use of cachimilla was in 1859

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near cachimilla

cachexia

cachimilla

cachina

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for cachimilla

Cite this Entry

“Cachimilla.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cachimilla. Accessed 5 Jul. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Odd Habits and Quirks

  • image1926873504
  • Which of the following best describes an easily irritated person?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!