[ uh-moh-ley; Spanish ah-maw-le ]
/ əˈmoʊ leɪ; Spanish ɑˈmɔ lɛ /

noun, plural a·mo·les [uh-moh-leyz; Spanish ah-maw-les] /əˈmoʊ leɪz; Spanish ɑˈmɔ lɛs/. Southwestern U.S.

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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