coyol

noun co·yol \(ˈ)kō¦yōl, kəˈy-\
variants: less commonly

coyol palm

Definition of coyol

plural

-s

  1. 1 :  any of several tropical American palms of the genus Acrocomia (especially A. vinifera)

  2. 2 :  the fiber of a coyol

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Origin and Etymology of coyol

Mexican Spanish coyol, from Nahuatl coyoli, literally, bell; from the shape of the fruit and the rattle made by the dried fruit when shaken


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