dalli

noun

dal·​li
ˈdä(ˌ)lē,
ˈda(-
plural -s
: 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

Word History

Etymology

probably of Arawakan origin; akin to Wapisiana dali dalli

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“Dalli.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dalli. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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