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1. The root, bulb, or another plant part of several chiefly western North American plants, such as certain species of Agave,Chlorogalum, and Yucca, used as a substitute for soap.
2. A plant so used.

[American Spanish, from Nahuatl amolli.]


(Plants) the root, bulb or other part of several mainly western North American plants, such as the agave and yucca, used as a substitute for soap


(əˈmoʊ li)

n., pl. -les.
1. the root of any of several plants, as Mexican species of agaves, used as a substitute for soap.
2. any such plant itself.
[1830–35; < Mexican Spanish < Nahuatl ahmōlli soap]
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