turkey, guacalote

Discussion in 'Spanish-English Vocabulary / Vocabulario Español-Inglés' started by Cerro, Nov 26, 2006.

  1. Cerro New Member

    Tijuana, BCN, Mexico
    English, USA
    Here in Tijuana the most common word for turkey, the live bird, seems to be guacalote (huacalote?). I have three Spanish-English dictionaries and this website for reference and find the word in none. Any comments?
  2. borgonyon

    borgonyon Senior Member

    Shreveport, Louisiana
    Mexican Spanish
    No es guacalote, sino guajolote. ¿Cuál es la pregunta? Es el nombre que le damos en México. El más común es pavo.
  3. Chaska Ñawi

    Chaska Ñawi Senior Member

    an old Ontario farmhouse
    Canadian English
    I believe that it's a Nahuatl word, but have also heard it in Zapotec communities.
  4. fenixpollo

    fenixpollo moderator

    American English
    Guajolote is a live turkey throughout Mexico. Pavo is the meat from a dead turkey.
  5. Cerro New Member

    Tijuana, BCN, Mexico
    English, USA
    Thanks Borgonyon. That's it. I thought I had searched enough at close words but alas, guajalote is in the dictionary. I even asked an old Mexican friend last night and he spelled it incorrectly. Muchisimo gracias. Me sieto much mejor!

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