dalli

noun
dal·​li | \ ˈdä(ˌ)lē, ˈda(- \
plural -s

Definition of dalli

: any of certain tropical trees of the genus Virola of the family Myristicaceae (especially V. surinamensis) that has wood which is used for staves and hard seeds which resemble nutmegs and yield a wax or solid oil

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History and Etymology for dalli

probably of Arawakan origin; akin to Wapisiana dali dalli

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“Dalli.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dalli. Accessed 6 December 2019.

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