tlilxochitl

Classical NahuatlEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From tlīlli (black ink) +‎ xōchitl (a flower), after the dark color of the vanilla bean.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [t͡ɬiːɬˈʃóː.t͡ʃit͡ɬ]

NounEdit

tlīlxōchitl (inanimate, plural tlīlxōchitl)

  1. (it is) vanilla; the vanilla bean or orchid.

Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Alonso de Molina, Vocabulario en lengua castellana y mexicana y mexicana y castellana, Editorial Porrúa, 1571, page 148r
  • Rémi Siméon, Diccionario de la lengua náhuatl o mexicana, Siglo Veintiuno Editores, 1885, page 708