variants or less commonly cautivo
plural -s
: a large tree (Prioria copaifera) of the family Leguminosae of Panama

Word History


modification of American Spanish cativa, from Spanish, feminine of cativo captive, miserable, from Latin captivus captive

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“Cativo.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2023.

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