huiscoyol

noun
huis·​co·​yol | \ ¦wēskə¦yȯl \
plural -s

Definition of huiscoyol

: a shrubby Central American palm (Bactris subglobosa) that forms impenetrable thickets

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History and Etymology for huiscoyol

Mexican Spanish, from Nahuatl huitzcoyolli, from huitztli thorn + coyolli, coyulli, a nut-bearing palm

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“Huiscoyol.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/huiscoyol. Accessed 23 Nov. 2020.

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