quila

noun

qui·​la
ˈkēlə
plural -s
: a grass (Chusquea quila) of the southern part of South America that resembles bamboo, is used as forage, and has a fiber used in making paper

Word History

Etymology

American Spanish, from Araucan cula

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“Quila.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quila. Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

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