: a genus of tropical South American timber trees (family Lecythidaceae) having small flowers, the lid of the fruit joined with the woody column, and seeds with one long lateral wing see colombian mahogany , jequitiba

Word History


New Latin, irregular from Latin carina keel

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“Cariniana.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

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