sacahuiste

noun
sa·​ca·​huis·​te | \ ˌsa-kə-ˈwi-stə How to pronounce sacahuiste (audio) , ˌsä-, -tē \
variants: or sacahuista \ ˌsa-​kə-​ˈwi-​stə How to pronounce sacahuista (audio) , ˌsä-​ \

Definition of sacahuiste

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

First Known Use of sacahuiste

1896, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for sacahuiste

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

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“Sacahuiste.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sacahuiste. Accessed 27 Feb. 2020.

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