ocotillo

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

English[edit]

Camera icon.svg This entry needs a photograph or drawing for illustration. Please try to find a suitable image on Wikimedia Commons or upload one there yourself!
Wikipedia has an article on:

Wikipedia

Wikispecies has information on:

Wikispecies

Etymology[edit]

From American Spanish ocotillo, from ocote.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /əʊkəˈtɪləʊ/, /əʊkəˈtiː(j)əʊ/

Noun[edit]

ocotillo (plural ocotillos)

  1. Any of various succulent plants unrelated to the cactus, in the genus Fouquieria, especially Fouquieria splendens, living in Central America or the southwest United States.
    • 2006, Thomas Pynchon, Against the Day, Vintage 2007, p. 731:
      It had rained in the night, and some of the ocotillo fences had sprouted some green.

Synonyms[edit]



Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From ocote + -illo.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ocotillo m (plural ocotillos)

  1. (Mexico) ocotillo