vin·​ha·​ti·​co | \ vēnˈyätəˌkō \
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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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“Vinhatico.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2020.

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