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 (koi′ə-tĭl′ō, -tē′yō, kī′ə-)
n. pl. coy·o·til·los
A poisonous shrub (Karwinskia humboldtiana) native to Texas and Mexico, having small greenish flowers and black fruits.

[American Spanish, diminutive of coyote, coyote; see coyote.]
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n, pl -los
(Plants) a thorny poisonous rhamnaceous shrub, Karwinskia humboldtiana of Mexico and the southwestern US, the berries of which cause paralysis
[Mexican Spanish, literally: a little coyote]
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