nounpl. -·cal′es or -·cals′
a hut in Mexico and the Southwest, with walls of close-set wooden stakes plastered with mud and roofed with straw, rushes, etc.
Origin of jacalAmerican Spanish from Nahuatl xacalli, contr. from xamitl calli, adobe house
nounpl. ja·ca·les, or ja·cals
A thatch-roofed hut made of wattle and daub found in Mexico and the southwest United States.
Origin of jacalAmerican Spanish from Nahuatl xahcalli xamitl, xam-, xah- adobe calli house