ana·​qua | \ əˈnäkwə \
plural -s

Definition of anaqua

: a tree (Ehretia elliptica) of Mexico and southern Texas that is sometimes planted for shade

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First Known Use of anaqua

1885, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for anaqua

borrowed from Mexican Spanish anacua, anagua, probably shortening of anacahuite anacahuita

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“Anaqua.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2020.

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