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Merriam Webster's

noun (plural jacales; also jacals) Etymology: Mexican Spanish, from Nahuatl xahcalli Date: 1838 a hut in Mexico and southwestern United States with a thatched roof and walls made of upright poles or sticks covered and chinked with mud or clay

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Jacal Ja*cal", n. [Amer. Sp., fr. Mex. xacalli.] In Mexico and the south western United States, a kind of plastered house or hut, usually made by planting poles or timber in the geound, filling in between them with screen work or wickerwork, and daubing one or both sides with mud or adobe mortar; also, this method of construction.



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