anda

noun an·da \anˈdä\
variants: or

anda–assu

\anˈdä(ˌ)sü\

Definition of anda

plural

-s

  1. :  a Brazilian timber tree (Joannesia princeps) of the family Euphorbiaceae having light soft wood

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Origin and Etymology of anda

anda from Portuguese, from Tupi; anda-assu from Portuguese, from Tupi andá-açu, from anda + açu big


First Known Use: circa 1809


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