- cacahuate (Honduras, Mexico)
From Classical Nahuatl cacahuatl (“cocoa bean”), with influence of Spanish alcahuete, of Arabic origin (this influence is absent in cacahuate, the variant of the word used in Honduras and Mexico). Note that in Classical Nahuatl cacahuatl commonly referred to the cocoa bean, with tlālcacahuatl (literally “earth cocoa bean”), being the name for the peanut.
cacahuete m (plural cacahuetes)
- (El Salvador, Spain) peanut (plant, seed)