datil

noun

da·​til
ˈdäˌtēl
plural datiles
-ätᵊlˌās,
-ätēˌlās
: any of several plants and their leaf fibers used for baskets or hats: such as
a
: a South American palm (Cocos datil)
b
: a Mexican yucca (Yucca australis)

Word History

Etymology

American Spanish dátil, from Spanish, date (fruit), from Catalan dàtil, from Latin dactylus

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“Datil.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/datil. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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