copalcocote

noun
co·​pal·​co·​co·​te | \ ˌkōpəlkəˈkōt(ˌ)ā \
variants: or less commonly copaljocote \ -​pəlhəˈ-​ \
plural -s

Definition of copalcocote

: a Mexican tree (Cyrtocarpa procera) of the family Anacardiaceae with yellow fruits that resemble plums and are used locally as a remedy for leprosy

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History and Etymology for copalcocote

Mexican Spanish, from Nahuatl copalxocotl, from copalli gum, resin + xocotl acid fruit

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“Copalcocote.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/copalcocote. Accessed 6 December 2019.

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