black titis'

black titi

noun
See under titi2.
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titi

2 [tee-tee, tahy-tahy]
noun, plural titis.
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:
1820–30; origin uncertain

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titi1 (ˈtiːtiː)
 
n , pl -tis
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
 
[via Spanish from Aymaran, literally: little cat]

titi2 (ˈtiːtiː)
 
n , pl -tis
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
 
[C19: of American Indian origin]

titi3 (ˈtiːtiː)
 
n , pl titi
(NZ) See muttonbird the sooty shearwater, Puffinus griseus
 
[Māori, of imitative origin]

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