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dita

noun
  1. an apocynaceous shrub, Alstonia scholaris, of tropical Africa and Asia, having large shiny whorled leaves and medicinal bark

Word Origin

C19: from Tagalog
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  • He was about to lift the next tray, when Dita laid a detaining hand on his arm.

    The Beauty

    Mrs. Wilson Woodrow

  • When Dita wakened the next morning, it was very late, almost noon.

    The Beauty

    Mrs. Wilson Woodrow

  • But really, Dita, this move on Alice's part makes me furious.

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    Mrs. Wilson Woodrow

  • She came forward with Dita's note of the day before in her hand.

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    Mrs. Wilson Woodrow

  • Her strand of rubies had never given Dita such a glow of pride and pleasure.

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    Mrs. Wilson Woodrow