macpalxochitl

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Nahuatl.

one of the hand-like flowers of the macpalxochitl

Noun[edit]

macpalxochitl

  1. (rare) A tree, Chiranthodendron pentadactylon.
    • 1804, Benjamin Smith Barton (editor), The Philadelphia medical and physical journal, volume 1, Page 168:
      The Macpalxochitl, figured by Clavigero, after Hernandez, is one of the most singular trees hitherto discovered.
    • 2002, Emory Dean Keoke, Kay Marie Porterfield, Encyclopedia of American Indian Contributions to the World, page 118:
      For lower abdominal pain, the patient would be prescribed macpalxochitl (Chiranthodendron) also effective for both conditions. For diarrhea the patient would be given []
    • 1941, Clifford Gessler, Pattern of Mexico:
      [] where Mexico tapers toward the wasp-waist of the continent, the macpalxochitl extends to the light its red finger-like petals, healing to the heart.

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Nahuatl[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Literally "palm (of the hand) flower(s)".

Noun[edit]

mācpalxōchitl

  1. the tree Chiranthodendron pentadactylon