bois immortel

noun
bois im·​mor·​tel | \ ˌbwäˌzimȯrˈtel, -zēm- \
plural bois immortels\ -​tel(z) \

Definition of bois immortel

West Indies
: a tropical American shrub or tree (Erythrina umbrosa) used to shade young cacao plantations

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History and Etymology for bois immortel

American French, literally, immortal wood

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“Bois immortel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bois%20immortel. Accessed 17 Jan. 2021.

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