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so·tol

 (sō′tōl′)
n.
1. Any of several plants of the genus Dasylirion of the southwest United States and adjacent Mexico, having narrow spiny leaves, a short woody stem, and a large panicle of whitish flowers.
2. An alcoholic beverage distilled from the fermented sap of these plants.

[Mexican Spanish sotol, from Nahuatl zōtōlin, palm tree.]

sotol

(ˈsəʊtɒl)
n
(Botany) a plant of the agave family

so•tol

(ˈsoʊ toʊl, soʊˈtoʊl)

n.
any yuccalike plant of the genus Dasylirion, of the agave family, native to the southwestern U.S. and N Mexico.
[1880–85, Amer.; < Mexican Spanish < Nahuatl zōtōlin]
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For several minutes, we look out over the valley, mottled with creosote bushes, sotol, and grass.
El estudio se realizo en las colinas rocosas de los municipios de Chihuahua, Aldama, Coyame del Sotol, Ojinaga, Aquiles Serdan, Rosales, Meoqui, Delicias, Satevo, Valle de Zaragoza, Hidalgo del Parral en el estado de Chihuahua (Figura 1).
Wild flowers blossom and the pipe organ cacti of the lower levels are replaced higher up by star-shaped sotol and yucca, which the Indians use to make everything from alcoholic drinks to baskets.
Las principales bebidas alcoholicas fermentadas y destiladas a nivel mundial son el ron, el whisky, el tequila, el sotol, entre otros.
With special permission from the Park Service, the group descended from rocky desert studded with sotol, yucca, and prickly pear into the cool serenity of the cave's massive, gaping maw, stopping at the narrowest part of the entrance chamber about too feet down.
catclaw acacia (Acacia greggii), juniper (Juniperus deppeana), sotol (Dasylirion wheeleri), century plant (Agave chrysantha), mountain mahogany (Cercocarpus montanus), and manzanita (Arctostaphylos pungens).
Viendome entorpecido de manera tan inesperada en el desempeno de mi comision, inquiri con el mencionado grupo de ciudadanos el porque de aquella orden, suspendiendo mi comision a lo que contestaron que no permitirian ningunas operaciones de mensura que rebasara la linea entre una mojonera denominada EL SOTOL y otra denominada El TETAME.
The Sotol is very similar to the Century Plants and other cacti that abound in the Desert Southwest.
QUEDAN EXCLUIDOS, PORQUE SE ABORDARON RECIENTEMENTE, LOS DESTILADOS MEXICANOS QUE CUENTAN CON DENOMINACION DE ORIGEN: MEZCAL, TEQUILA, CHARANDA, SOTOL Y BACANORA.
Vegetation communities varied considerably including desert riparian, juniper Juniperus pinchotii, sotol Dasylirion leiophyllum and desert scrub.
3) Mexico tiene trece denominaciones de origen protegidas: cinco para bebidas alcoholicas (tequila en 1974, mezcal en 1994, bacanora en 2000, sotol en 2002 y charanda en 2003); dos para cafe (cafe de Veracruz en 2000 y cafe de Chiapas en 2003); tres para otros productos alimenticios (mango ataulfo del Soconusco de Chiapas en 2003, chile habanero de Yucatan en 2008 y vainilla de Papantla en 2009); dos para artesanias (olinala en 1994 y talavera en 1995); y una para una piedra semipreciosa (ambar de Chiapas en 2000).