(Latin America) "grass"
16th cent. Borrowed from Nahuatl zacatl 'id.'
The word is also found in the surnames Zacate, the conservative form Zácatl, Zacatzi (with the Nahuatl honorific suffix -zi), and Zacateco (with the honorific suffix -co). Also found in the surname Zacatenco "on the grassy coast," from Nahuatl zaca (apocopation of zacatl) and ten "coast."