izote

noun
izo·​te
variants: or less commonly isote \ ə̇ˈzōtē \
plural -s

Definition of izote

1 : any of several Mexican plants of the genus Yucca especially : spanish bayonet
2 : the coarse hard fiber of an izote resembling istle

History and Etymology for izote

Mexican Spanish, from Nahuatl iczotl

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“Izote.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/izote. Accessed 3 Oct. 2022.

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