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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Noun- A crude house or hut with a thatched roof and walls made of upright poles or sticks covered and chinked with mud or clay.

Usage examples (21)
  • This method is known to the Mexicans as "jacal," and much used by them.
  • I saw it one day in his jacal, and it is as tall as I am.
  • Now that his dog has pups, his jacal must be pretty crowded.
  • "We must hurry to get in the jacal before father," said Nopal, suddenly. for more
Tutoring comment
  • This word was used in the 2006 Scripps National Spelling Bee finals.
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