gateado

noun ga·te·a·do \ˌgätēˈä(ˌ)dō, ¦gätē¦au̇\

Definition of gateado

plural

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  1. :  a tropical American timber tree (Astronium graveolens) of the family Anacardiaceae that yields a hard dense heavy black-streaked brown timber used as a cabinet wood and that has bark rich in tannin

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Origin and Etymology of gateado

American Spanish, from Spanish, adjective, catlike, striped like a civet cat, from gato cat, from Late Latin cattus; from the streaks in the wood — more at cat


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