divi-divi


di·vi–di·vi

noun \ˌdē-vē-ˈdē-vē, ˌdi-vē-ˈdi-vē\

Definition of DIVI-DIVI

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

Origin 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

di·vi–di·vi

noun \ˌdē-vē-ˈdē-vē, ˌdiv-ē-ˈdiv-ē\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of DIVI–DIVI

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
: the pods of the divi-divi

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