limoncillo definition

  • noun:
    • In Porto Eico, any one of several woods of myrtle family, specially Pimenta racemosa, from the leaves that is distilled the oil employed for making bay-rum.
    • In the southwestern United States and Mexico, anybody of a number of species of Pectis, specially P. papposa, P. diffusa, and P. uniaristata, small, yellow-flowered composites, with linear glandular-dotted leaves, and a powerful smell of lemon. In several localities these flowers can be used for making beverages consequently they are administered by means of decoctions as an answer for temperature and ague and various other maladies. Also known as lemonweed and romerillo.
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