jacal

[huh-kahl, hah-]
noun, plural jacales [huh-kah-leys, -leyz, hah-] , jacals.
(in the southwestern U.S. and Mexico) a hut with a thatched roof and walls consisting of thin stakes driven into the ground close together and plastered with mud.

Origin:
1830–40, Americanism; < Mexican Spanish < Nahuatl xahcalli

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Evidence of the burned fort, burned cellar, and wall trenches of jacal structures should still be extant.
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