umiri

noun
umi·​ri
variants: or umiry \ ¦ümə¦rē \
plural umiris or umiries

Definition of umiri

1 : a fragrant balsam derived from South American trees of the genus Humiria (especially H. floribunda and H. balsamifera)
2 : a tree of the genus Humiria

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History and Etymology for umiri

Portuguese umirí, from Tupi umiri

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“Umiri.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/umiri. Accessed 12 December 2019.

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