inga

noun

in·​ga
in sense 1 ˈiŋgə,
in senses 2 & 3 iŋˈgä or ˈiŋgə
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
plural -s : any plant of the genus Inga
3
-s [Portuguese ingá] : camachile

Word History

Etymology

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

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“Inga.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/inga. Accessed 6 Dec. 2022.

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