cuaguayote

noun
cua·​gua·​yo·​te | \ ˌkwägwəˈyōtē \
plural -s

Definition of cuaguayote

: a small Mexican tree (Pileus mexicanus) of the family Caricaceae having leaves and fruit that yield a proteolytic enzyme

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History and Etymology for cuaguayote

Mexican Spanish cuaguayote, cuahuayote, from Nahuatl cuauhayotli, literally, tree gourd, from cuauh- (from cuahuitl tree) + ayotli gourd

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“Cuaguayote.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cuaguayote. Accessed 25 Jul. 2021.

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