Cariniana

noun

Ca·​rin·​i·​a·​na
kəˌrinēˈänə,
-ˈa-,
-ˈā-
: 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

Etymology

New Latin, irregular from Latin carina keel

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“Cariniana.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Cariniana. Accessed 4 Feb. 2023.

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