lote

noun
\ ˈlōt \
variants: or lotebush \ ˈ⸗ˌ⸗ \ or less commonly lotibush \ ˈlōtēˌ⸗ \ or lotewood \ ˈlōt‧wu̇d \
plural lotes or lotebushes

Definition of lote

1 : a low spiny shrub (Condalia obtusifolia) of Mexico and southern Texas having edible fruit and roots from which a soap substitute is made

called also Texas buckthorn

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“Lote.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lote. Accessed 21 Apr. 2021.

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