amole


noun, plural a·mo·les [uhmoh-leyz; Spanish ah-maw-les] /əˈmoʊ leɪz; Spanish ɑˈmɔ lɛs/. Southwestern U.S.

  1. the root of any of several plants, as Mexican species of agaves, used as a substitute for soap.
  2. any such plant itself.
n.

1831, from Mexican Spanish amole, from Nahuatl (Aztec) amolli “soap-root.”

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

53 queries 2.211