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jacal

[ huh-kahl, hah- ]
/ həˈkɑl, hɑ- /
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noun, plural ja·ca·les [huh-kah-leys, -leyz, hah-], /həˈkɑ leɪs, -leɪz, hɑ-/, ja·cals.
(in the southwestern U.S. and Mexico) a hut with a thatched roof and walls consisting of thin stakes driven into the ground close together and plastered with mud.
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Origin of jacal

1830–40, Americanism;<Mexican Spanish <Nahuatl xahcalli
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