[uh-moh-ley; Spanish ah-maw-le]
- the root of any of several plants, as Mexican species of agaves, used as a substitute for soap.
- any such plant itself.
Origin of amole
< Mexican Spanish < Nahuatl ahmōlli soap
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Examples from the Web for amole
In the meantime eight or ten men have gathered the amole and soke.Unknown Mexico, Volume 1 (of 2)
The "soap-plant" (amole) is one which appears to be among the most serviceable.What I Saw in California
Their food is amole, bellota and pinole and their chiefs are called Mule and Yuma.
It was not long before Donald spied an amole, and having found one, discovered many others growing near.
Just where the desert began to climb the mountain Linda had for a long time watched a big bed of amole.
Word Origin and History for amole
1831, from Mexican Spanish amole, from Nahuatl (Aztec) amolli "soap-root."
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper