anda

noun

an·​da
anˈdä
variants or anda-assu
anˈdä(ˌ)sü
plural -s
: a Brazilian timber tree (Joannesia princeps) of the family Euphorbiaceae having light soft wood

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

circa 1809, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of anda was circa 1809

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“Anda.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anda. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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