amole definition by Webster's New World
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- the root of any of various plants of the SW U.S. and Mexico, used as a substitute for soap
- any of these plants, esp. the soap plant
Origin: Mexican Spanish ; from Nahuatl a:molli, literally , soap-root
amole definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- The root, bulb, or another plant part of several chiefly western North American plants, such as certain species of Agave, Chlorogalum, and Yucca, used as a substitute for soap.
- A plant so used.
Origin: American Spanish, from Nahuatl amolli.