coyotillo

noun
coy·o·til·lo | \ˌkī-ə-ˈti-(ˌ)lō, ˌkȯi-ə-, -ˈtē-(ˌ)yō \

Definition of coyotillo 

: a shrub (Karwinskia humboldtiana) of the buckthorn family of the southwestern U.S. and Mexico having poisonous berries

First Known Use of coyotillo

circa 1892, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for coyotillo

Mexican Spanish, diminutive of coyote

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