vin·ha·ti·co | \vēnˈyätəˌkō\
plural -s

Definition of vinhatico 

1a : any of several South American leguminous timber trees of the genera Plathymenia and Pithecolobium

b : the yellowish wood of any of these trees

2a : an ornamental tree (Persea indica) of the Azores and the Canary islands

b : the coarse dark-colored wood of this tree

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History and Etymology for vinhatico

Portuguese, probably from vinha vineyard, from Latin vinea

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