noun Etymology: American Spanish, from Nahuatl ahmōlli soap Date: 1831 a plant part (as a root) possessing detergent properties and serving as a substitute for soap; also a plant (as a yucca or agave) so used

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  • Amole — (Amharisch አሞሌ[1]) ist die Bezeichnung von Salzgeld, das in Äthiopien traditionell als außermünzliches Zahlungsmittel gebräuchlich war und zugleich aufgrund seines Gebrauchswerts getauscht wurde. Es besaß eine Doppelfunktion als Ware und… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • amole — (del nahua «amulli», jabón; Méj.) m. Nombre dado a distintas plantas con bulbos, rizomas o cualquier otro órgano con alguna sustancia de propiedades detergentes. * * * amole. (Del nahua amulli, jabón). m. Nombre con que se designan en México… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • amole — (n.) 1831, from Mexican Sp. amole, from Nahuatl (Aztec) amolli soap root …   Etymology dictionary

  • Amole — A*mo le, n. [Mex.] (Bot.) Any detergent plant, or the part of it used as a detergent, as the roots of {Agave Americana}, {Chlorogalum pomeridianum}, etc. [Sp. Amer. & Mex.] [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Amole — Amole, s. Amuleh …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • amole — (Del nahua amulli, jabón). m. Nombre con que se designan en México varias plantas de distintas familias, cuyos bulbos y rizomas se usan como jabón …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • amole — ☆ amole [ə mō′lā ] n. [MexSp < Nahuatl a:molli, lit., soap root] 1. the root of any of various plants of the SW U.S. and Mexico, used as a substitute for soap 2. any of these plants, esp. the soap plant …   English World dictionary

  • amole — /euh moh lay/; Sp. /ah maw le/, n., pl. amoles / layz/; Sp. / les/. Southwestern U.S. 1. the root of any of several plants, as Mexican species of agaves, used as a substitute for soap. 2. any such plant itself. [ < MexSp < Nahuatl ahmolli soap] * …   Universalium

  • amole — noun Any of various parts of the Agave (or similar) plants, when used as soap …   Wiktionary

  • amole — samole …   Dictionnaire des rimes

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