Definition of jacal
jacalesplay \hə-ˈkä-(ˌ)lās\ also
: a hut in Mexico and southwestern U.S. with a thatched roof and walls made of upright poles or sticks covered and chinked with mud or clay
Origin and Etymology of jacal
Mexican Spanish, from Nahuatl xahcalli
First Known Use: 1838See Words from the same year
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