noun izo·te \ə̇ˈzōtē\
variants: less commonly



Definition of izote



  1. 1 :  any of several Mexican plants of the genus Yucca; especially :  spanish bayonet

  2. 2 :  the coarse hard fiber of an izote resembling istle

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Origin and Etymology of izote

Mexican Spanish, from Nahuatl iczotl

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to criticize severely

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