in sense 1 ˈiŋgə,
in senses 2 & 3 iŋˈgä or ˈiŋgə
capitalized : a genus of tropical shrubs and trees (family Leguminosae) having white or red flowers and large pods that contain an edible pulp and yielding an inferior timber of little durability see guama
plural -s : any plant of the genus Inga
-s [Portuguese ingá] : camachile

Word History


New Latin, from Portuguese ingá huamuchil, from Tupi ingá, engá

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“Inga.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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