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coyotillo

[koi-uh-til-oh; Spanish kaw-yaw-tee-yaw] /ˌkɔɪ əˈtɪl oʊ; Spanish ˌkɔ yɔˈti yɔ/
noun, plural coyotillos [koi-uh-til-ohz; Spanish kaw-yaw-tee-yaws] /ˌkɔɪ əˈtɪl oʊz; Spanish ˌkɔ yɔˈti yɔs/ (Show IPA)
1.
a poisonous shrub with black berries, Karwinskia humboldtiana, of the buckthorn family, found in Mexico and the southwestern U.S.
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coyotillo

/ˌkəʊjəʊˈtiːljəʊ/
noun (pl) -los
1.
a thorny poisonous rhamnaceous shrub, Karwinskia humboldtiana of Mexico and the southwestern US, the berries of which cause paralysis
Word Origin
Mexican Spanish, literally: a little coyote
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