vinhatico

noun

vin·​ha·​ti·​co
vēnˈyätəˌkō
plural -s
1
a
: any of several South American leguminous timber trees of the genera Plathymenia and Pithecolobium
b
: the yellowish wood of any of these trees
2
a
: an ornamental tree (Persea indica) of the Azores and the Canary Islands
b
: the coarse dark-colored wood of this tree

Word History

Etymology

Portuguese, probably from vinha vineyard, from Latin vinea

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“Vinhatico.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vinhatico. Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

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