[koh-mahl; Spanish kaw-mahl]
noun, plural comals Spanish, comales [kaw-mah-les] .
a griddle made from sandstone or earthenware.

1835–45, Americanism; < Mexican Spanish < Nahuatl comālli Unabridged
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coma2 (ˈkəʊmə)
n , pl -mae
1.  astronomy the luminous cloud surrounding the frozen solid nucleus in the head of a comet, formed by vaporization of part of the nucleus when the comet is close to the sun
2.  botany
 a.  a tuft of hairs attached to the seed coat of some seeds
 b.  the terminal crown of leaves of palms and moss stems
3.  optics a type of lens defect characterized by the formation of a diffuse pear-shaped image from a point object
[C17: from Latin: hair of the head, from Greek komē]

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COMmon Algorithmic Language

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