noun sa·ca·huis·te \ˌsa-kə-ˈwis-tə, ˌsä-, -tē\
variants: or


play \-tə\

Definition of sacahuiste

  1. :  a bear grass (Nolina texana) of the southwestern U.S. and Mexico that may cause poisoning in some livestock

Origin and Etymology of sacahuiste

Mexican Spanish zacahuiscle, from Nahuatl *zacahuitztli, from zacatl grass, hay + huitztli thorn

First Known Use: 1896

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