plural -s
: a Central American, Mexican, and West Indian woody herb (Abutilon trisulcatum)
: the bast fiber of the tronador used especially for ropes and nets

Word History


American Spanish, literally, thunderer, from Spanish, from tronar to thunder, modification of Latin tonare; from its noisy dehiscence

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Dictionary Entries Near tronador

Cite this Entry

“Tronador.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!