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divi-divi

[div-ee-div-ee] /ˈdɪv iˈdɪv i/
noun, plural divi-divis, divi-divi.
1.
a tropical American shrub or small tree, Caesalpinia coriaria, of the legume family, the astringent pods of which are used in tanning and dyeing.
2.
the related species C. spinosa.
3.
the pods of either plant.
Origin
1825-1835
1825-35; < Spanish < Carib
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divi-divi

/ˌdɪvɪˈdɪvɪ/
noun (pl) -divis, -divi
1.
a tropical American leguminous tree, Caesalpinia coriaria
2.
the pods of this plant, which yield a substance used in tanning leather
Word Origin
C19: from Spanish, of Cariban origin
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