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

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First Known Use of cachimilla

1859, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cachimilla

Mexican Spanish

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“Cachimilla.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Feb. 2021.

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