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

Word History


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

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“Guachipilin.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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