plural -s
: the hard strong wood of a timber tree (Cordia goeldiana) of the lower Amazon used in pails and casks

called also Jenny wood

: the tree that yields freijo

Word History


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

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“Freijo.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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