a ladybird beetle, Epilachna varivestis, introduced into the U.S. from Mexico, that feeds on the foliage of the bean plant.
- Mexican breakfast
noun phrase A cigarette and a glass of water or cup of coffee (1950s+)
- Mexican chocolate
noun a type of grainy chocolate flavored with almonds, cinnamon, vanilla (sometimes brown sugar, cloves) and added to hot beverages such as mole poblano
- Mexican fire-plant
[fahyuh r-plant, -plahnt] /ˈfaɪərˌplænt, -ˌplɑnt/ noun 1. a showy plant, Euphorbia heterophylla, of the spurge family, growing in the central U.S. to central South America, having red or mottled red and white bracts.
- Mexican free-tailed bat
noun 1. any of several small, insect-eating bats of the genus Tadarida, of Mexico and the southwestern U.S., inhabiting limestone caves: residual DDT has reduced most populations.