lechuguilla

noun lech·u·gui·lla \ˌlechəˈgē(y)ə\
variants: less commonly

lecheguilla

\ˌlechəˈgē(y)ə\

Definition of lechuguilla

plural

-s

  1. :  any of several Mexican agaves (as Agave lecheguilla) yielding istle fiber

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Origin and Etymology of lechuguilla

Mexican Spanish, from Spanish, wild lettuce, diminutive of lechuga lettuce, from Latin lactuca — more at lettuce


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