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ja·cal

 (hä-käl′)
n. pl. ja·ca·les (-kä′lās) or ja·cals
A thatch-roofed hut made of wattle and daub found in Mexico and the southwest United States.

[American Spanish, from Nahuatl xahcalli : xamitl, xam-, xah-, adobe + calli, house.]

jacal

(dʒəˈkæl)
n
a wattle-and-daub hut with a thatched roof

ja•cal

(həˈkɑl, hɑ-)

n., pl. -ca•les (-ˈkɑ leɪs, -leɪz)
-cals.
(in the southwest U.S. and Mexico) a hut with a thatched roof and walls consisting of mud plastered over thin stakes driven into the ground.
[1830–40, Amer.; < Mexican Spanish < Nahuatl xahcalli]
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