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

Word History


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

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“Cuaguayote.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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