cuaguayote

noun cua·gua·yo·te \ˌkwägwəˈyōtē\

Definition of cuaguayote

plural

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

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Origin and Etymology of cuaguayote

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


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