jacal

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noun ja·cal \hə-ˈkäl\

Definition of jacal

plural

jacales

play \hə-ˈkä-(ˌ)lās\ also

jacals

  1. :  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: 1838


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