encinillo

noun
en·​ci·​ni·​llo | \ ˌen(t)səˈnē(ˌ)(y)ō\
plural -s

Definition of encinillo

: an endemic Puerto Rican shrub (Drypetes ilicifolia) of the family Euphorbiaceae with leathery leaves, inconspicuous flowers, and drupaceous fruit

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History and Etymology for encinillo

American Spanish, diminutive of Spanish encina holm oak

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