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

Example Sentences

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, 24 Jan. 2018

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Word History


Mexican Spanish, from diminutive of nopal

First Known Use

1902, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nopalito was in 1902

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Cite this Entry

“Nopalito.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2022.

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