A thatch-roofed hut made of wattle and daub found in Mexico and the southwest United States.
A hut in Mexico and the Southwest, with walls of close-set wooden stakes plastered with mud and roofed with straw, rushes, etc.
Other Word Forms
Origin of jacal
- American Spanish from Nahuatl xahcalli xamitl, xam-, xah- adobe calli house
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- Spanish jacal