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tasajillo

[tah-suh-hee-oh]
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noun, plural ta·sa·jil·los.
  1. a bushy or treelike cactus, Opuntia leptocaulis, of the southwestern U.S., having slender, spiny branches, greenish-yellow flowers, and red berrylike fruit.

Origin of tasajillo

1890–95, Americanism; < Mexican Spanish, diminutive of Spanish tasajo piece of meat
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