conacaste

noun con·a·cas·te \ˌkänəˈkastē\

Definition of conacaste

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

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Origin and Etymology of conacaste

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


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