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EtymologyEdit

Alteration of chilocuil, from Classical Nahuatl chihchīlocuilin, from chihchīltic(red, chili red) + ocuilin(worm).

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NounEdit

chinicuil m ‎(plural chinicuiles)

  1. (Mexico) The edible larva of the moth Hypopta agavis, used in traditional Mexican cuisine.

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ReferencesEdit

  • Carlos Montemayor et al. (2009) Diccionario del náhuatl en el español de México, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, page 54