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oyamel

EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

Nahuatl

NounEdit

oyamel (plural oyamels)

  1. Abies religiosa, the sacred fir, an evergreen coniferous tree of South America with needle-like leaves.
    • 2008 March 7, Andrew C. Revkin, “Loggers Invaded Butterfly Haven, Photos Show”, New York Times:
      Forests of oyamel fir trees in Michoacán and Mexico States have for thousands of years been a winter haven for the resplendent orange and black butterflies, the most famous “charismatic megafauna” of the insect world, said Lincoln P. Brower, a professor emeritus of biology at Sweet Briar College in Virginia, who has studied the butterflies and their shrinking winter habitat for decades.



SpanishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Classical Nahuatl oyametl.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

oyamel m (plural oyameles)

  1. sacred fir (Abies religiosa)

ReferencesEdit

  • 2009, Carlos Montemayor et al., Diccionario del náhuatl en el español de México, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, page 99: