huajillo

noun
hua·​ji·​llo | \ wäˈhē(ˌ)(y)ō \
variants: or less commonly huajilla \ -​ē(y)ə \
plural -s

Definition of huajillo

: either of two honey plants from Texas and adjacent Mexico:
a : a spiny shrub (Pithecolobium brevifolium)
b : a sweet-scented shrub (Acacia berlandieri)

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History and Etymology for huajillo

Mexican Spanish guajillo, huajillo, guajilla, huajilla, diminutive of guaje gourd, from Nahuatl huaxin

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“Huajillo.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/huajillo. Accessed 7 Mar. 2021.

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