limoncillo

noun

li·​mon·​ci·​llo
ˌlēmōnˈsē(ˌ)(y)ō
plural -s
1
a
: any of several tropical American fruit or timber trees
b
Puerto Rico : bayberry sense 1
2
Southwest : any of several yellow-flowered composite plants (genus Pectis) with strongly lemon-scented foliage
especially : chinchweed

Word History

Etymology

American Spanish, diminutive of Spanish limón lemon, from Arabic laymūn

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“Limoncillo.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/limoncillo. Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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