oyamel

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Nahuatl

Noun[edit]

oyamel ‎(plural oyamels)

  1. Abies religiosa, the sacred fir, an evergreen coniferous tree of South America with needle-like leaves.
    • 2008 March 7, Andrew C. Revkin, “Loggers Invaded Butterfly Haven, Photos Show”, in New York Times[1]:
      Forests of oyamel fir trees in Michoacán and Mexico States have for thousands of years been a winter haven for the resplendent orange and black butterflies, the most famous “charismatic megafauna” of the insect world, said Lincoln P. Brower, a professor emeritus of biology at Sweet Briar College in Virginia, who has studied the butterflies and their shrinking winter habitat for decades.

Spanish[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From a Nahuatl source, cf. Classical Nahuatl oyametl.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

oyamel m ‎(plural oyameles)

  1. sacred fir (Abies religiosa)

References[edit]

  • Carlos Montemayor et al. (2009) Diccionario del náhuatl en el español de México, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, page 99