Definition of capulin
1 : a Mexican tree (Prunus capuli) that is sometimes considered to be a form of black cherry (P. serotina) and that yields a sap used in native remedies and has edible cherries of which the kernels of the pits furnish a flour
2 : a tropical American tree (Trema micrantha) the bark of which yields a strong fiber
3 : a ground cherry (Physalis pubescens)
4 : a Mexican timber tree (Condalia obovata) whose hard wood furnishes a blue dye
5 : calabur tree
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Origin and Etymology of capulin
American Spanish capulín, capulí, from Nahuatl capulin
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