huajillo

noun

hua·​ji·​llo
wäˈhē(ˌ)(y)ō
variants or less commonly huajilla
-ē(y)ə
plural -s
: either of two honey plants from Texas and adjacent Mexico:
a
: a spiny shrub (Pithecolobium brevifolium)
b
: a sweet-scented shrub (Acacia berlandieri)

Word History

Etymology

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 24 Feb. 2024.

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