frailejón

noun frai·le·jón \ˌfräēlāˈhōn\

Definition of frailejón

plural

frailejones

\-ōˌnās\
  1. 1 :  any of several xerophytic plants of the genus Espeletia (family Compositae) of the higher Andes (especially E. grandiflora)

  2. 2 :  the tomentum of the stem and leaves of frailejón resembling wool

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Origin and Etymology of frailejón

American Spanish, augmentative of Spanish fraile friar, from Old Spanish fraire, from Old Provençal, brother, friar, from Latin fratr-, frater brother — more at brother


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