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Spanish speakers - what does 'colitas' mean in this context?

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MirandaGoshawk Thu 05-Sep-13 20:39:41

Hotel California

On a dark desert highway
Cool wind in my hair
Warm smell of colitas
Rising up through the air

Google translate says it means 'tails' or 'willies' shock. So is the writer having a joke (smell of warm willies - noooo!) or is it eg. some sort of plant?


mrsruffallo Thu 05-Sep-13 20:45:55

It's clamatis, the flower.

mrsruffallo Thu 05-Sep-13 20:46:29

Sorry, it's spelt clemitis.

MirandaGoshawk Thu 05-Sep-13 20:58:54

Ah, so clemitis is the Spanish name for clematis?

MirandaGoshawk Thu 05-Sep-13 21:03:38

So, colitas is the Spanish name for clematis (sorry, was being thick).

MrsJaqenHgar Thu 05-Sep-13 21:07:08

I've looked this up before and it apparently relates to cannibas. Mexican slang for cannibas plants or something like that.

NotAQueef Thu 05-Sep-13 21:08:25

It refers to marijuana in this context

NotAQueef Thu 05-Sep-13 21:09:40

Info here

NotAQueef Thu 05-Sep-13 21:11:12

Colita is little tail - it refers to the tiny clippings (tail) of the marijuana bud

MirandaGoshawk Thu 05-Sep-13 21:41:32

That would make sense grin. In fact, that makes sense of a lot of the weird lyrics in that song!

Muchas gracias!

NotAQueef Thu 05-Sep-13 23:06:14

de nada

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