sotol

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noun so·tol \ˈsō-ˌtōl\

Definition of sotol

  1. 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. 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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