lechuguilla

[ lech-uh-gee-uh; Spanish le-choo-gee-yah ]
/ ˌlɛtʃ əˈgi ə; Spanish ˌlɛ tʃuˈgi yɑ /
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noun, plural lech·u·guil·las [lech-uh-gee-uh z; Spanish le-choo-gee-yahs] /ˌlɛtʃ əˈgi əz; Spanish ˌlɛ tʃuˈgi yɑs/.

a semidesert plant, Agave lecheguilla, of Mexico, having a basal rosette of sharply pointed leaves and a very tall flower spike, grown as an ornamental.

Nearby words

  1. lecher wires,
  2. lecherous,
  3. lecherously,
  4. lechery,
  5. lechosos opal,
  6. lechwe,
  7. lecithal,
  8. lecithic,
  9. lecithin,
  10. lecithin-sphingomyelin ratio

Origin of lechuguilla

1835–45, Americanism; < Spanish, diminutive of lechuga lettuce

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