espino

noun es·pi·no \ə̇ˈspē(ˌ)nō\

Definition of espino

plural

-s

  1. 1 :  any of numerous tropical South American thorny or spiny shrubs or trees especially of the genus Zanthoxylum

  2. 2 :  a shrubby acacia (Acacia cavenia) used as a hedge plant in southern South America the pod of which is rich in tannin

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Origin and Etymology of espino

American Spanish, from Spanish, hawthorn, from Latin spinus blackthorn, from spina thorn — more at spine


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