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Meaning of jacal

ja•cal

Pronunciation: (hu-käl', hä-), [key]
— pl. -ca•les -cals.
  1. (in the southwestern U.S. and Mexico) a hut with a thatched roof and walls consisting of thin stakes driven into the ground close together and plastered with mud.
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