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: a tropical American timber tree (Enterolobium cyclocarpum) that has coiled ear-shaped fruits and produces a valuable wood

Word History


Spanish conacaste, guanacaste, from Nahuatl cuauhnacaztli, literally, ear tree, from cuahuitl tree + nacaztli ear; from the shape of the fruit

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

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