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Related to ocotillo: Fouquieria splendens


n. pl. o·co·til·los
A shrub (Fouquieria splendens) of Mexico and the southwest United States, having long spiny stems and clusters of scarlet tubular flowers.

[American Spanish, diminutive of ocote, a Mexican pine, from Nahuatl ocotl, pitch pine.]


n, pl -los
(Plants) a cactus-like tree, Fouquieria splendens, of Mexico and the southwestern US, with scarlet tubular flowers: used for hedges and candlewood: family Fouquieriaceae
[Mexican Spanish: diminutive of ocote pine, from Nahuatl ocotl torch]


(ˌoʊ kəˈtil yoʊ)

n., pl. -los.
a spiny desert candlewood shrub, Fouquieria splendens, of the family Fouquieriaceae, of the southwestern U.S. and Mexico, having a tight cluster of red flowers at the tip of each branch.
[1855–60, Amer.; < Mexican Spanish, diminutive of ocote kind of pine]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ocotillo - desert shrub of southwestern United States and Mexico having slender naked spiny branches that after the rainy season put forth foliage and clusters of red flowersocotillo - desert shrub of southwestern United States and Mexico having slender naked spiny branches that after the rainy season put forth foliage and clusters of red flowers
candlewood - any of several resinous trees or shrubs often burned for light
Fouquieria, genus Fouquieria - resinous succulent trees or shrubs of desert and semidesert regions of southwestern United States that are leafless most of the year
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