castana

noun

cas·​ta·​na
kaˈstan(y)ə
plural -s
1
a
: brazil nut
b
: the Brazil-nut tree
2
[American Spanish castaña, from Spanish, chestnut, from Latin castanea] Puerto Rico : breadfruit

Word History

Etymology

Portuguese castanha, literally, chestnut, from Latin castanea

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“Castana.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/castana. Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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