guachipilin

noun
gua·​chi·​pi·​lin | \ ¦gwächəpə¦lēn \
plural -s

Definition of guachipilin

: a Central American timber tree (Diphysa robinioides) of the family Leguminosae that yields a fine-grained hard yellow wood and a yellow dye

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History and Etymology for guachipilin

American Spanish guachipilin, guachipelin, from (assumed) Nahuatl cuauhchipilin, from cuahuitl tree + chipilin, a species of Crotalaria

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“Guachipilin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/guachipilin. Accessed 28 Nov. 2021.

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