Ani·​ba | \ əˈnībə, -ēbə \

Definition of Aniba

: a genus of tropical American trees of the family Lauraceae with aromatic foliage, inconspicuous flowers, and succulent fruit, the seeds of some having tonic properties

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First Known Use of Aniba

1838, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Aniba

borrowed from New Latin, probably borrowed from an unidentified American Indian language

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“Aniba.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Mar. 2021.

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