Definitions for ocotilloˌoʊ kəˈtil yoʊ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

o•co•til•loˌoʊ kəˈtil yoʊ(n.)(pl.)-los.

  1. 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.

    Category: Plants

Origin of ocotillo:

1855–60, Amer.; < MexSp, dim. of ocote kind of pine

Princeton's WordNet

  1. ocotillo, coachwhip, Jacob's staff, vine cactus, Fouquieria splendens(noun)

    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

Wiktionary

  1. ocotillo(Noun)

    Any of various succulent plants unrelated to the cactus, in the genus Fouquieria, living in Central America or the southwest United States.

  2. Origin: From American ocotillo, from ocote.

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