trapiche

noun
tra·​pi·​che | \ trəˈpēchē \
plural -s

Definition of trapiche

1 : a sugar mill also : a sugar plantation
2 : a rude mill for grinding ores or minerals

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History and Etymology for trapiche

Spanish, from Latin trapetes oil mill, olive mill, from Greek trapētēs wine presser, from trapein to press grapes

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“Trapiche.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/trapiche. Accessed 6 Aug. 2020.

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