Definition of Amole

1. n. Any detergent plant, or the part of it used as a detergent, as the roots of Agave Americana, Chlorogalum pomeridianum, etc.



Definition of Amole

1. Noun. Any of various parts of the Agave (or similar) plants, when used as soap ¹

2. Noun. Other Mexican and North American plants used as soap ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Amole

1. a plant root used as a substitute for soap [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Amole

amoebida
amoebiform
amoebiosis
amoebism
amoebocyte
amoebocytes
amoeboid
amoeboid movement
amoeboids
amoebous
amoebozoan
amoebozoans
amok
amoks
amole (current term)
amoles
amomum
amomums
among
amonge
amongest
amongst
amontillado
amontillados
amoove
amooved
amooves
amooving
amora

Literary usage of Amole

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1. The Natural Wealth of California: Comprising Early History; Geography by Titus Fey Cronise (1868)
"Cotton—Flax--The Sugar Beet —Melon Sugar—Hops— Tobacco—Mustard Seed—The amole, or Soap Plant—The Tea Plant. Fruits and Nuts: Apples— Pears—Peaches ..."

2. Italian Weights and Measures from the Middle Ages to the Nineteenth Century by Ronald Edward Zupko (1981)
"LIGURIA -- (0.320 hi) at S. Remo, 32 amole; (0.333 hi) at Murialdo; (0.349 hi) at ... 53 1/3 amole; (0.642 hi) at La Spezia for oil, 4 quarte; (0.648 hi) at ..."

3. The Making of the Great West: 1512-1883 by Samuel Adams Drake (2001)
"At the moment of starting from the amole, OR SOAP-PLANT OF THE PLAINS. Missouri, Fremont met a large party of emigrants who were going to California under ..."

4. The Resources of California: Comprising Agriculture, Mining, Geography by John Shertzer Hittell (1869)
"The amole has a stalk four or five feet high, from which branches about eighteen inches long spring out. The branches are covered with buds, which open in ..."

5. The Making of the Great West; 1512-1883 by Samuel Adams Drake (1887)
"... trains of wagons were seldom out of sight. The great march had begun in earnest. amole, OK SOAP-PLANT OF ..."

6. Annual Report of the American Institute of the City of New York (1854)
"Mr. Shelton, of California, exhibited bulbs of the soap plant, called amole. He washed his hands with it in the club-room. He said, it was very abundant in ..."

7. Fauna of the Type Tejon: Its Relation to the Cowlitz Phase of the Tejon by Roy Ernest Dickerson (1915)
"amole Creek flows in a long narrow valley in which the amole Ranch is located. ... Just west of amole we found a contact between shaly brown sandstone with ..."

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