aceituna

noun
acei·tu·na | \ˌasəˈtünə\
plural -s

Definition of aceituna 

1 : a West Indian tree (Symplocos martinicensis) having a soft light wood

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First Known Use of aceituna

circa 1903, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for aceituna

Spanish, olive, from Arabic az-zaytūnah the olive, from zayt oil

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