sotol

[soh-tohl, soh-tohl]

noun

any of several plants belonging to the genus Dasylirion, of the agave family, native to the southwestern U.S. and northern Mexico, resembling the yucca.

Origin of sotol

1880–85, Americanism; < Mexican Spanish < Nahuatl zōtōlin
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