freijo

noun frei·jo \ˈfrāˌjō, (ˈ)frāˈzhȯ\

Definition of freijo

plural

-s

  1. 1 :  the hard strong wood of a timber tree (Cordia goeldiana) of the lower Amazon used in pails and casks —called also Jenny wood

  2. 2 :  the tree that yields freijo

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Origin and Etymology of freijo

modification of Portuguese Frei-Jorge, literally, friar George, from frei brother, friar (short for freire, from Old Provençal fraire, from Latin frater brother) + Jorge George — more at brother


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