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tasajillo

[ tah-suh-hee-oh ]

noun

, plural ta·sa·jil·los.
  1. a bushy or treelike cactus, Opuntia leptocaulis, of the southwestern U.S., having slender, spiny branches, greenish-yellow flowers, and red berrylike fruit.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of tasajillo1

1890–95, Americanism; < Mexican Spanish, diminutive of Spanish tasajo piece of meat

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