cascalote

noun cas·ca·lo·te \ˌkaskəˈlōtē\

Definition of cascalote

plural

-s

  1. 1 :  any of several tropical American trees that yield extracts rich in tannin: a :  a West Indian tree (Croton cascarilla) b :  a Mexican tree (Caesalpinia cacalaco); also :  the closely related divi-divi

  2. 2 :  huisache

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Origin and Etymology of cascalote

Mexican Spanish cascalote, nacascolote divi-divi, from Nahuatl nacazcolotl, literally, twisted ear, from nacaztli ear + colotl twisted


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