bois immortel

noun bois im·mor·tel \ˌbwäˌzimȯrˈtel, -zēm-\

Definition of bois immortel

plural

bois immortels

\-tel(z)\

West Indies

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

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Origin and Etymology of bois immortel

American French, literally, immortal wood


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