vijao

noun
vi·​jao | \ vēˈhä(ˌ)ō \
plural -s

Definition of vijao

: a tropical herb (Amomum exaltatum) whose seeds are used in Puerto Rico as a source of black coloring matter

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History and Etymology for vijao

Spanish vijao, bijao, vihao, bihao, from Taino bihao

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“Vijao.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vijao. Accessed 18 Apr. 2021.

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