cascalote

noun cas·ca·lo·te \ ˌkaskəˈlōtē \

Definition of cascalote

plural -s
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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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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