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Mexican hairless dog. Nahuatl “xoloitzcuintli” < “xolotl”=(perhaps) male servant + “itzcuintli”=kind of dog.

Currency of Guatemala. Nahuatl “quetzalli”=tail feather of the national bird “quetzaltototl.”

Loose, embroidered garment worn as by Indian women of Mexico and Guatemala. Mexican Spanish < Nahuatl “huipilli.”

Food preparation in the form of a paste or solid block made from roasted and ground cacao seeds. Nahuatl “chocolatl.”

Cold Mexican dish made from avocado, onions, chili, and tomatoes. Nahuatl “ahuacamolli” < “ahuacatl”=avocado + “molli”=paste.

Soft round red fruit eaten raw or cooked as a vegetable. From Nahuatl (Aztec) “tomatl” < “tomana”=to swell + “atl”=water.

Food made from ground roasted cacao bean. From Nahuatl “xocolatl” = “xococ”=bitter” + “atl”=water.

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