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divi–divi

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noun di·vi–di·vi \ˌdē-vē-ˈdē-vē, ˌdi-vē-ˈdi-vē\

Definition of divi–divi

  1. :  a small tropical American tree (Caesalpinia coriaria) of the legume family with twisted astringent pods that contain a large proportion of tannin



Origin and Etymology of divi–divi

American Spanish dividivi, probably from Cumaná (extinct Cariban language of northern Venezuela) or a cognate Cariban word


First Known Use: circa 1837


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divi–divi

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noun di·vi–di·vi \ˌdē-vē-ˈdē-vē, ˌdiv-ē-ˈdiv-ē\

Medical Definition of divi–divi

  1. 1:  a small leguminous tropical American tree of the genus Caesalpinia (C. coriaria) with twisted astringent pods that contain a large proportion of tannin

  2. 2:  the pods of the divi-divi




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