divi-divi

noun
di·​vi-di·​vi | \ ˌdē-vē-ˈdē-vē How to pronounce divi-divi (audio) , ˌdi-vē-ˈdi-vē \

Definition of divi-divi

: a small tropical American tree (Caesalpinia coriaria) of the legume family with twisted astringent pods that contain a large proportion of tannin

First Known Use of divi-divi

circa 1837, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for divi-divi

American Spanish dividivi, probably from Cumaná (extinct Cariban language of northern Venezuela) or a cognate Cariban word

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“Divi-divi.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/divi-divi. Accessed 26 Oct. 2020.

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divi-divi

noun
di·​vi-di·​vi | \ ˌdē-vē-ˈdē-vē How to pronounce divi-divi (audio) , div-ē-ˈdiv-ē How to pronounce divi-divi (audio) \

Medical Definition of divi-divi

1 : a small leguminous tropical American tree of the genus Caesalpinia (C. coriaria) with twisted astringent pods that contain a large proportion of tannin
2 : the pods of the divi-divi

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