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mochila

[moh-chee-luh] /moʊˈtʃi lə/
noun
1.
a flap of leather on the seat of a saddle, used as a covering and sometimes as a base to which saddlebags are attached.
Origin of mochila
1855-1860
1855-60, Americanism; < Spanish: literally, knapsack, derivative of mochil errand boy < Basque motxil, diminutive of motil, mutil boy, servant < Latin mutilus mutilated (from the custom of shaving boys' heads)
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