amole

amole

[uh-moh-ley; Spanish ah-maw-le]
noun, plural amoles [uh-moh-leyz; Spanish ah-maw-les] . 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.

Origin:
< Mexican Spanish < Nahuatl ahmōlli soap

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amole
1831, from Mex.Sp., from Nahuatl (Aztec) amolli "soap-root."
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