divi-divi

noun
di·vi-di·vi | \ ˌdē-vē-ˈdē-vē , 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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The first known use of divi-divi was circa 1837

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divi-divi

noun
di·vi-di·vi | \ ˌdē-vē-ˈdē-vē , div-ē-ˈdiv-ē \

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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