li·​mon·​ci·​llo | \ ˌlēmōnˈsē(ˌ)(y)ō \
plural -s

Definition of limoncillo

1a : 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

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History and Etymology for limoncillo

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

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“Limoncillo.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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