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coyotillo

[ koi-uh-til-oh; Spanish kaw-yaw-tee-yaw ]

noun

, plural coy·o·til·los [koi-, uh, -, til, -ohz, kaw-yaw-, tee, -yaws].
  1. a poisonous shrub with black berries, Karwinskia humboldtiana, of the buckthorn family, found in Mexico and the southwestern U.S.


coyotillo

/ ˌkəʊjəʊˈtiːljəʊ /

noun

  1. a thorny poisonous rhamnaceous shrub, Karwinskia humboldtiana of Mexico and the southwestern US, the berries of which cause paralysis


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Word History and Origins

Origin of coyotillo1

First recorded in 1890–95; from Mexican Spanish: literally “little coyote,” equivalent to coyote + -illo diminutive suffix; coyote ( def )

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Word History and Origins

Origin of coyotillo1

Mexican Spanish, literally: a little coyote

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