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[koh-mahl; Spanish kaw-mahl]
noun, plural co·mals, Spanish co·ma·les [kaw-mah-les] /kɔˈmɑ lɛs/.
  1. a griddle made from sandstone or earthenware.
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Origin of comal

1835–45, Americanism; < Mexican Spanish < Nahuatl comālli
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Historical Examples

  • Rosita set the olla on one side, and placed the comal over the coals.

    The White Chief

    Mayne Reid

  • This is kept covered by a comal, or a smaller olla, and a good hot fire of coals is kept burning within.

  • Tortillas are only eaten warm—that is, are fit only for eating when warm—or fresh from the “comal.”

    The White Chief

    Mayne Reid

  • This explanation is given to set right the general impression that the Comal was a Red Cross ship.

  • Comal thought it was Grumal, let fly an arrow, and she fell.