caatinga

noun
caa·​tin·​ga | \ käˈtiŋgə, kə- \
variants: or less commonly catinga
plural -s

Definition of caatinga

: stunted rather sparse forest that is leafless in the dry season and is widespread in areas of small rainfall in northeastern Brazil

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First Known Use of caatinga

1821, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for caatinga

Portuguese, modification of Tupi caá-tinga white forest, from caá forest + tinga white

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“Caatinga.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/caatinga. Accessed 28 Feb. 2020.

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