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black titi

noun
1.
See under titi2 .

titi2

[tee-tee, tahy-tahy] /ˈti ti, ˈtaɪ taɪ/
noun, plural titis.
1.
a shrub or small tree of the southern U.S., Cliftonia monophylla (black titi) having glossy leaves and elongated clusters of fragrant white flowers.
Origin
1820-1830
1820-30; origin uncertain
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British Dictionary definitions for black titi

titi1

/ˈtiːtiː/
noun (pl) -tis
1.
any of several small omnivorous New World monkeys of the genus Callicebus, of South America, having long beautifully coloured fur and a long nonprehensile tail
Word Origin
via Spanish from Aymaran, literally: little cat

titi2

/ˈtiːtiː/
noun (pl) -tis
1.
any of various evergreen shrubs or small trees of the family Cyrillaceae of the southern US, esp the leatherwood and Cliftonia monophylla, which has white or pinkish fragrant flowers
Word Origin
C19: of American Indian origin

titi3

/ˈtiːtiː/
noun (pl) titi
1.
(NZ) the sooty shearwater, Puffinus griseus See muttonbird (sense 1)
Word Origin
Māori, of imitative origin
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Word Origin and History for black titi

titi

1832, from native name in Tupi.

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Encyclopedia Article for black titi

(Cliftonia monophylla), evergreen shrub or small tree of the family Cyrillaceae, native to southern North America. It grows to about 15 m (50 feet) tall and has oblong or lance-shaped leaves about 4-5 cm (1.5-2 inches) long. Its fragrant white or pinkish flowers, about 1 cm across, are much visited by bees.

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