comal

[ koh-mahl; Spanish kaw-mahl ]
/ koʊˈmɑl; Spanish kɔˈmɑl /
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noun, plural co·mals, Spanish co·ma·les [kaw-mah-les] /kɔˈmɑ lɛs/.

a griddle made from sandstone or earthenware.

Nearby words

  1. coma,
  2. coma aberration,
  3. coma berenices,
  4. coma scale,
  5. comaker,
  6. comales,
  7. comanche,
  8. comanchean,
  9. comanchero,
  10. comandante

Origin of comal

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

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Examples from the Web for comales

  • The town—Magdalena de los Comales—is so named from the comales, or earthenware griddles, made there.

    In Indian Mexico (1908)|Frederick Starr