plural -s
: a Chilean timber tree (Persea lingue) that is closely related to the avocado, has a bark which is a locally important source of tannin, and yields a lustrous pale brown timber esteemed for cabinetwork and joinery

Word History


American Spanish, from Araucanian lige

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“Lingue.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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