amole

[ uh-moh-ley; Spanish ah-maw-le ]

noun,plural a·mo·les [uh-moh-leyz; Spanish ah-maw-les]. /əˈmoʊ leɪz; Spanish ɑˈmɔ lɛs/. Southwestern U.S.
  1. the root of any of several plants, as Mexican species of agaves, used as a substitute for soap.

  2. any such plant itself.

Origin of amole

1
<Mexican Spanish <Nahuatl ahmōlli soap

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