tlilxochitl

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Classical Nahuatl[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From tlīlli (black ink) +‎ xōchitl (a flower), after the dark color of the vanilla bean.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [t͡ɬiːɬˈʃóː.t͡ʃit͡ɬ]

Noun[edit]

tlīlxōchitl (inanimate, plural tlīlxōchitl)

  1. (it is) vanilla; the vanilla bean or orchid.

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References[edit]

  • Alonso de Molina (1571) Vocabulario en lengua castellana y mexicana y mexicana y castellana, Editorial Porrúa, page 148r
  • Rémi Siméon (1885) Diccionario de la lengua náhuatl o mexicana, Siglo Veintiuno Editores, page 708