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