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Meaning of "ocotillo" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD OCOTILLO

Mexican Spanish: diminutive of ocote pine, from Nahuatl ocotl torch.
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PRONUNCIATION OF OCOTILLO

ocotillo  [ˌəʊkəˈtiːljəʊ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF OCOTILLO

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adjective
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preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Ocotillo is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES OCOTILLO MEAN IN ENGLISH?

ocotillo

Fouquieria splendens

Fouquieria splendens is a plant indigenous to the Sonoran Desert in Southwestern United States and northern Mexico. Ocotillo is not a true cactus. For much of the year, the plant appears to be an arrangement of large spiny dead sticks, although closer examination reveals that the stems are partly green. With rainfall the plant quickly becomes lush with small ovate leaves, which may remain for weeks or even months. Individual stems may reach a diameter of 5 cm at the base, and the plant may grow to a height of 10 m. The plant branches very heavily at its base, but above that the branches are pole-like and only infrequently divide further, and specimens in cultivation may not exhibit any secondary branches. The leaf stalks harden into blunt spines, and new leaves sprout from the base of the spine. The bright crimson flowers appear especially after rainfall in spring, summer, and occasionally fall. Flowers are clustered indeterminately at the tips of each mature stem. Individual flowers are mildly zygomorphic and are pollinated by hummingbirds and native carpenter bees.

Definition of ocotillo in the English dictionary

The definition of ocotillo in the dictionary is a cactus-like tree, Fouquieria splendens, of Mexico and the southwestern US, with scarlet tubular flowers: used for hedges and candlewood: family Fouquieriaceae.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH OCOTILLO


bagnio
ˈbɑːnjəʊ
boyau
ˈbɔɪjəʊ
caudillo
kɔːˈdiːljəʊ
Chisimaio
ˌkiːzɪˈmɑːjəʊ
coyotillo
ˌkəʊjəʊˈtiːljəʊ
daimio
ˈdaɪmjəʊ
daimyo
ˈdaɪmjəʊ
gongyo
ˈɡɒnɡjəʊ
kabeljou
ˈkɑːbəlˌjəʊ
maillot
mæˈjəʊ
Oyo
ˈəʊjəʊ
Pinocchio
pɪˈnəʊkjəʊ
segno
ˈsɛnjəʊ
Tokyo
ˈtəʊkjəʊ
tornillo
tɔːˈniːjəʊ
toyo
ˈtɒjəʊ
vargueno
vɑːˈɡeɪnjəʊ
Verdelho
vəˈdɛljəʊ
yo
jəʊ
yo-yo
ˈjəʊjəʊ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE OCOTILLO

ochrous
ochry
ocicat
Ockeghem
Ockenheim
ocker
ockerism
Ockham
Ockham´s razor
ockodols
OCR
ocrea
ocreae
ocreate
OCS
Oct
octa
octachord
octachordal
octad

WORDS THAT END LIKE OCOTILLO

Amarillo
armadillo
Brillo
cigarillo
Ciudad Trujillo
El Ferrol del Caudillo
fairy armadillo
Hermosillo
Murillo
Negrillo
peccadillo
picadillo
piccadillo
piquillo
Saltillo
tamarillo
tomatillo
trillo
Trujillo
Utrillo

Synonyms and antonyms of ocotillo in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «ocotillo» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF OCOTILLO

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The translations of ocotillo from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «ocotillo» in English.

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奥科蒂约
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

ocotillo
570 millions of speakers

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ocotillo
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

Ocotillo
380 millions of speakers
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ocotillo
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Окотильо
278 millions of speakers

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ocotillo
270 millions of speakers

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ওসোটিল্লো
260 millions of speakers

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ocotillo
220 millions of speakers

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Ocotillo
190 millions of speakers

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ocotillo
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

オコティロ
130 millions of speakers

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ocotillo
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Ocotillo
85 millions of speakers
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Ocotillo
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ocotillo
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

ओकोटील्लो
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Ocotillo
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

ocotillo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

ocotillo
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Окотільо
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Ocotillo
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

ocotillo
15 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Afrikaans

ocotillo
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

ocotilloen
10 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Norwegian

ocotillo
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of ocotillo

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «OCOTILLO»

The term «ocotillo» is regularly used and occupies the 87.277 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «OCOTILLO» OVER TIME

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «OCOTILLO»

Discover the use of ocotillo in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to ocotillo and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Ocotillo Dreams
But this is no run-of-the-mill border-debate tale. In this captivating first novel, author Melinda Palacio skillfully weaves a story of politics, intrigue, love, and trust.
Melinda Palacio, 2011
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Native Plants for Southwestern Landscapes
Landscape Use Courtyard or patio gardens are logical places to use Mexican Tree Ocotillo, because it requires protection from cold. Where temperatures consistently drop below freezing, you can put the plant in a pot and move it to shelter ...
Judy Mielke, 2010
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Remarkable Plants of Texas: Uncommon Accounts of Our Common ...
The Kickapoo during long hunting expeditions also constructed temporary shelters from ocotillo stems. Contemporary people still occasionally build ocotillo structures, but usually only for sheds or storehouses. More commonly seen today are ...
Matt Warnock Turner, 2010
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Arizona Wildflowers
Jeanne Broome OCOT1LLO FLOWERS OCOTILLO True or false: The Ocotillo is a cactus. False! Despite its thorny stem, this plant is in a family of its own, which consists of 1 1 species; the others are all residents of Mexico. Looking like a ...
Eleanor H. Ayer, 1989
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American Indian Cooking: Recipes from the Southwest
CACTUS AND OCOTILLO FLOWER PUNCH CACTUSLIKE PLANTS yI>H; ammnt of water in bucket 1/2 bucket (any size) of ocotillo flowers 1/2 bucket of water Soak the ocotillo flowers in cool water overnight. In the morning strain off the liquid.
Carolyn Niethammer, 1999
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Joshua Tree: The Complete Guide
Winter. Harbor. 3. Ocotillo. Patch. 5. A mile and a half past the Cholla Cactus Garden, Pinto Basin Road passes through a curvy stretch of road dotted with tall, spindly plants called ocotillo (Fouquieria splendens). Often mistaken as a type of  ...
James Kaiser, 2010
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Secrets of Native American Herbal Remedies: comph GT Native ...
The ocotillo (Fouquieria splendens) is a spiny plant, native to the American Southwest. Although it looks like a cactus, it isn't. The ocotillo plant can grow up to thirty feet in height and lives in dry, rocky areas. Native Americans have used this ...
Anthony J. Cichoke, 2001
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Landscaping with Native Plants of Texas
Fouquieria. sp/endens. Ocotillo. Garrya. ovata. (Carrya. lindheimeri). Silktassel Guajacum angustifolium (Porlieria angustifolia) Guayacan Hespera/oe parviflora Red yucca. Fouquieria sp/endens flowers Native Distribution: deserts; West Texas ...
George Oxford Miller
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Frank Lloyd Wright: Between Principles and Form
Taliesin East, the Ocotillo desert camp, and finally Taliesin West all served to house Wright and his architectural establishment. Taliesin East was the first in this group to challenge this object orientation seriously and transform it with a focus on ...
Paul Laseau, 1991
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Texas Wildflowers: A Field Guide
FOUQUIERIACEAE. Ocotillo. or. Candlewood. Family. The Ocotillo family consists of shrubs with erect, wandlike stems. The blades of the primary leaves soon drop off, and the petioles develop into heavy thorns. Clusters of secondary leaves ...
Campbell Loughmiller, Lynn Loughmiller, 2010

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «OCOTILLO»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term ocotillo is used in the context of the following news items.
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Ocotillo: Walter Sterling, Sacha Levine to Open Restaurant in …
In the coming weeks, Sterling, along with co-chef Sacha Levine and sommelier Dave Johnson, will open Ocotillo restaurant, a massive eatery ... «Phoenix New Times, Jul 15»
2
Mural honors history of Rio Grande Theatre
... a collaboration between the Court Youth Center, Ocotillo Institute for Social Justice, and the Community Foundation of Southern New Mexico ... «Las Cruces Sun-News, Jul 15»
3
Pattern Energy Group Upgraded to "Outperform" by Avondale …
The Company's projects include Gulf Wind, Hatchet Ridge, St Joseph, Spring Valley, Santa Isabel, and Ocotillo. In July 2014, the Company ... «Mideast Time, Jul 15»
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Flatski Proves That Old Jeeps Never Die
Not only does it regularly hit the trails at Ocotillo Wells and Big Bear, California, Filar uses it on a daily basis to pick up his six-year-old daughter ... «Four Wheeler Network, Jul 15»
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Pattern Energy Group Upgraded to "Outperform" at Avondale …
The Company's projects include Gulf Wind, Hatchet Ridge, St Joseph, Spring Valley, Santa Isabel, and Ocotillo. In July 2014, the Company ... «Dakota Financial News, Jul 15»
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Chandler taking steps to ease food-truck rules
Brian Denham, a Chandler resident who owns Novoa Denham Events, started the event in March at the Downtown Ocotillo shopping center. «azcentral.com, Jul 15»
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Glendale councilman hosts mobile office hours
No appointment is necessary. Future dates, time and locations will be announced every few weeks and posted on the Ocotillo District web page ... «YourWestValley.com, Jul 15»
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El Niño to blame for monsoon unpredictability
... early-morning hours of June 30. His burned body was discovered later that afternoon in the vicinity of El Paso Lane near North Ocotillo Road. «Benson News Sun, Jul 15»
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Garage fire displaces three near Alvernon, Valencia
Several people, including the homeowner, called 911 to report heavy black smoke in the 4300 block of East Ocotillo Desert Trail, near South ... «Tucson News Now, Jul 15»
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Weekend art at the historic Hearst Church
FeVa Foto Photo Shown is Sandy Feutz's image of a hummingbird enjoying the nectar of the ocotillo blooms, titled: "Ocotillo and Hummer ... «Deming Headlight, Jul 15»

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