Xocotl

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For the Aztec festival Xocotl Huetzi, see Aztec religion.

Xocotl is the generic Nahuatl language classification for sour or acidic fruit, used in the names of many species of fruit tree including atoya-xocotl (flowing stream plum), maza-xocotl (deer plum), atoya-xocotl (large plum ciruela) te-xocotl (yellow or red manzanilla), xal-xocotl (sand plum or guava), and coua-xocotl (serpent fruit) but also used in particular for what is known in Spanish as Jocote.[1][2][3][4][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Philippines Bureau of Science (1934). The Philippine Journal of Science 34. p. 252. 
  2. ^ Wilson Popenoe (1920). Manual of Tropical and Subtropical Fruits. New York: The Macmillan Company. p. 158. 
  3. ^ Martín de la Cruz and William Gates (2000). An Aztec Herbal: The Classic Codex of 1552. Courier Dover Publications. xvii,123. ISBN 0-486-41130-3. 
  4. ^ Louise M. Burkhart (1996). "Commentary on the plays". Holy Wednesday: A Nahua Drama from Early Colonial Mexico. University of Pennsylvania Press. p. 225. ISBN 0-8122-1576-1. 
  5. ^ Benno P. Warkentin (2006). Footprints in the Soil: People and Ideas in Soil History. Elsevier. p. 35. ISBN 0-444-52177-1.