[lech-uh-gee-uh; Spanish le-choo-gee-yah]
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.
Origin of lechuguilla
1835–45, Americanism; < Spanish, diminutive of lechuga lettuce
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