inga

noun in·ga \in sense 1 ˈiŋgə, in senses 2 & 3 iŋˈgä or ˈiŋgə\

Definition of inga

  1. 1 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

  2. 2 plural -s :  any plant of the genus Inga

  3. 3 -s [Portuguese ingá] :  camachile

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Origin and Etymology of inga

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


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