pi·​na·​be·​te | \ ˌpēnəˈbātē \
plural -s

Definition of pinabete

: a Central American fir (Akies religiosa) having young shoots that are furrowed and olive green on the lower side during the first year and brown and downy later

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History and Etymology for pinabete

American Spanish, from Spanish, silver fir, from Catalan pinavet, from pin-, pi pine (from Latin pinus) + avet fir, from Latin abiet-, abies silver fir

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“Pinabete.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2020.

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