Pronunciation: (u-mō'lā; Sp. ä-mô'le), [key]
—pl. -lesPronunciation: (-lāz; Sp. -les). [key] Southwestern U.S.
1. the root of any of several plants, as Mexican species of agaves, used as a substitute for soap.
2. any such plant itself.
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