Cariniana

noun Ca·rin·i·a·na \kəˌrinēˈänə, -ˈa-, -ˈā-\

Definition of Cariniana

  1. :  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

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Origin and Etymology of cariniana

New Latin, irregular from Latin carina keel — more at careen


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