lechuguilla

[lech-uh-gee-uh; Spanish le-choo-gee-yah]
noun, plural lechuguillas [lech-uh-gee-uhz; Spanish le-choo-gee-yahs] .
a semidesert plant, Agave lecheguilla, of Mexico, having a basal rosette of sharply pointed leaves and a very tall flower spike, grown as an ornamental.

Origin:
1835–45, Americanism; < Spanish, diminutive of lechuga lettuce

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