cirio

cirio

[sir-ee-oh]
noun, plural cirios.

Origin:
< Mexican Spanish; Spanish: wax candle < Latin cēreus, noun use of cēreus made of wax, equivalent to cēr(a) wax + -eus -eous

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cirio

noun
candlewood of Mexico and southwestern California having tall columnar stems and bearing honey-scented creamy yellow flowers [syn: boojum tree
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