[ chik-uh-loh-tee, ‐loht ]
/ ˌtʃɪk əˈloʊ ti, ‐ˈloʊt /


a poppy, Argemone platyceras, growing in Mexico and the southwestern U.S., having prickly leaves and usually white flowers.


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Origin of chicalote

< Spanish < Nahuatl chicalotl Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

British Dictionary definitions for chicalote

/ (ˌtʃiːkɑːˈləʊteɪ) /


a poppy, Argemone platyceras, of the southwestern US and Mexico with prickly leaves and white or yellow flowers

Word Origin for chicalote

from Spanish, from Nahuatl chicalotl
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