(temascal or temazcal [temaskál] < Nahuatl tema 'to bathe' and calli 'house')
   A hot spring or sweat house, usually one made of adobe. Santamaría references it as a sweat bath used by Indians in rural central Mexico and Guatemala. It consists of a closed room filled with steam. See also estufa.

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