encinillo

noun

en·​ci·​ni·​llo
ˌen(t)səˈnē(ˌ)(y)ō
plural -s
: an endemic Puerto Rican shrub (Drypetes ilicifolia) of the family Euphorbiaceae with leathery leaves, inconspicuous flowers, and drupaceous fruit

Word History

Etymology

American Spanish, diminutive of Spanish encina holm oak

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“Encinillo.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/encinillo. Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

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