[koh-mahl; Spanish kaw-mahl]
- a griddle made from sandstone or earthenware.
Origin of comal
1835–45, Americanism; < Mexican Spanish < Nahuatl comālli
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Examples from the Web for comal
Rosita set the olla on one side, and placed the comal over the coals.
This is kept covered by a comal, or a smaller olla, and a good hot fire of coals is kept burning within.In Indian Mexico (1908)
Tortillas are only eaten warm—that is, are fit only for eating when warm—or fresh from the “comal.”
This explanation is given to set right the general impression that the Comal was a Red Cross ship.The Red Cross in Peace and War
Comal thought it was Grumal, let fly an arrow, and she fell.Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama, Vol 1
The Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D.