plural -s
: any of several tropical American timber trees of the genus Guarea

Word History


Portuguese, from marinheiro, adjective, of ships, of the sea, marine, from marinho of the sea, marine, from Latin marinus; from the use of the wood in shipbuilding

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“Marinheiro.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

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