no·​pa·​li·​to | \ nō-pä-ˈlē-tō How to pronounce nopalito (audio) \

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Recent Examples on the Web And another James Beard winner, Chef Janos Wilder, elevates the traditional Sonoran hot dog with his J-DAWG at Downtown Kitchen + Bar—chorizo, black beans, pickled nopalitos (cactus), and smoked poblano crema. Bridget Hallinan, Condé Nast Traveler, "This Hot Dog Just Won a James Beard Award," 24 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of nopalito

1902, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for nopalito

Mexican Spanish, from diminutive of nopal

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“Nopalito.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Sep. 2020.

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