noun pal·mi·lla \pälˈmē(y)ə\

Definition of palmilla



  1. 1 :  jipijapa

  2. 2 less commonly palmillo \-ē(ˌ)(y)ō\ [palmillo American Spanish, diminutive of Spanish palma] :  a soap plant (Yucca elata)

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Origin and Etymology of palmilla

American Spanish, diminutive of Spanish palma palm — more at palmito

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a trip made at another's expense

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