boldo

noun bol·do \ ˈbäl(ˌ)dō \

Definition of boldo

plural -s
:a Chilean evergreen shrub (Peumus boldus) with sweet edible fruit

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Origin and Etymology of boldo

borrowed from American Spanish (Chile), borrowed from Mapudungun foḻo
Note: The ‘l’ sound in the Mapudungun word is velarized and usually described as “interdental” (note the reflection in Spanish with ‘ld’). It is denoted by an underlined ‘l’ in one of the standard Mapudungun orthographies. For the apparent variant boldú and forms in early botanical descriptions see the note atboldu.


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