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adj. of certain seeds (such as cotton) having a tuft or tufts of hair; "comate (or comose) seeds"; "a comal tuft" [syn: comate, comose]

Comal -- U.S. County in Texas
Population (2000): 78021
Housing Units (2000): 32718
Land area (2000): 561.445706 sq. miles (1454.137641 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 13.148361 sq. miles (34.054096 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 574.594067 sq. miles (1488.191737 sq. km)
Located within: Texas (TX), FIPS 48
Location: 29.779384 N, 98.227555 W
Comal, TX
Comal County
Comal County, TX

Comal can refer to:

  • COMAL, a computer programming language
  • Comal (cookware), frequently used to cook tortillas

Comal is the name of several places:

  • Comal, Indonesia
  • Comal County, Texas
  • Comal River, Texas
  • Comal Springs (Texas)
Comal (cookware)

A comal is a smooth, flat griddle typically used in Mexico and Central America to cook tortillas, toast spices, sear meat, and generally prepare food. Similar cookware is called a budare in South America. Some comals are concave and made of "barro" (clay). These are still made and used by the indigenous peoples of Mexico and Central America. Comals are similar to the American griddle or the Indian tava, and are often used and named interchangeably with these.

Comals for home use are generally made from heavy cast iron, and sized to fit over either one burner on the stovetop (round) or two burners front to back (elongated oval). In many indigenous and Hispanic cultures, the comal is handed down from grandmother to mother to daughter, the idea being that a comal tempered over many years of usage will heat faster and cook cleaner.

Usage examples of "comal".

But was no disease or accident that had laid low Art son of Comal and called him hence to await rebirth and return.

She would kneel in front of her comal, a round metal plate propped up on two pots and a rock, patting her maize dough back and forth, making tortillas.