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)
Origin and Etymology of sotol
American Spanish, from Nahuatl zōtōlin palm tree
First Known Use: 1881
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