jacal

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Spanish jacal

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jacal (plural jacals or jacales)

  1. a wattle-and-mud hut common in Mexico and the south-western US
    • 1992: A few jacales of brush and mud with brush roofs and a pole corral where five scrubby horses with big heads stood looking solemnly at the horses passing in the road. — Cormac McCarthy, All The Pretty Horses

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Etymology[edit]

From Classical Nahuatl xahcalli, a conflation of xāmitl (adobe) + calli (house).

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Noun[edit]

jacal m (plural jacales)

  1. (Mexico) jacal
  2. (Mexico) hut, hovel, shack

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