noun dal·li \ˈdä(ˌ)lē, ˈda(-\

Definition of dalli



  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of dalli

probably of Arawakan origin; akin to Wapisiana dali dalli

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quaintly unconventional or refined

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