cascalote

noun
cas·​ca·​lo·​te | \ ˌkaskəˈlōtē \
plural -s

Definition of cascalote

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 : huisache

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History and Etymology for cascalote

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

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“Cascalote.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cascalote. Accessed 24 Jun. 2021.

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