sotol

noun so·tol \ ˈsō-ˌtōl \
Updated on: 12 Nov 2017

Definition of sotol

1 :any of several plants (genus Dasylirion) of the southwestern U.S. and Mexico that are related to the agave and are often grown for ornament or to produce an alcoholic beverage
2 :an alcoholic beverage especially of northern Mexico that is made from the distilled fermented sap of a sotol (such as Dasylirion wheeleri)

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Origin and Etymology of sotol

American Spanish, from Nahuatl zōtōlin palm tree


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