1. Dwain Tremayne Junior Member

    North Carolina
    USA English
    Hello friends,
    What does the word "molcajete" mean? I believe it is a word in Mexican Spanish. I saw it on a building here in North Carolina.
     
  2. gotitadeleche Senior Member

    Texas, U.S.A.
    U.S.A. English
    Molcajete is a mortar, a bowl-shaped utensil for grinding grains or spices with a pestle.
     
  3. cyberpedant

    cyberpedant Senior Member

    North Adams, MA
    English USA, Northeast, NYC
  4. gotitadeleche Senior Member

    Texas, U.S.A.
    U.S.A. English

    The difference between the molcajete and the metate is that the molcajete is the bowl-shaped one, and the metate is the kind of flat, rectangular one.
     

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