seringa

noun
se·​rin·​ga | \ sə̇ˈriŋgə \
plural -s

Definition of seringa

2 : any of several Brazilian plants of the genus Hevea yielding rubber (such as H. brasiliensis)

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History and Etymology for seringa

Portuguese, syringe, rubber latex (from the use of rubber by the Brazilian Indians to make syringes), from Medieval Latin siringa syringe

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“Seringa.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/seringa. Accessed 12 Aug. 2022.

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