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: 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

Word History


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

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“Gateado.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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