temescal

noun
tem·​es·​cal
variants: or temascal \ ˌteməˈskal \
plural -s

Definition of temescal

: a sweathouse of Mexican or Central American Indians

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History and Etymology for temescal

Mexican Spanish temascal, from Nahuatl temazcalli, from tema to bathe + calli house

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“Temescal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/temescal. Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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