quira

noun
qui·​ra | \ ˈkērə \
plural -s

Definition of quira

1 : any of several tropical American trees constituting a genus (Platymiscium) of the family Leguminosae, having pinnate leaves and yellow flowers, and including several (as P. polystachyum and P. pinnatum) that yield economically important timber
2 : the reddish brown heavy wood of a quira — see panama redwood

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American Spanish

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“Quira.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quira. Accessed 26 Jun. 2022.

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