jacal

noun
ja·cal | \hə-ˈkäl \
plural jacales\hə-ˈkä-(ˌ)lās \ also jacals

Definition of jacal 

: 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

First Known Use of jacal

1838, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for jacal

Mexican Spanish, from Nahuatl xahcalli

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