- a tropical American shrub or small tree, Caesalpinia coriaria, of the legume family, the astringent pods of which are used in tanning and dyeing.
- the related species C. spinosa.
- the pods of either plant.
Origin of divi-divi
1825–35; < Spanish < Carib
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Examples from the Web for divi-divi
Oakwood and quebracho extracts, and divi-divi or algarobilla.
Divi-Divi (caesalpinia coriaria) is the dried pods of a Central American tree.
Divi-divi resembles a dried pea-shuck curled up, filled with yellow powder, and a few dark brown seeds.The Commercial Products of the Vegetable Kingdom
P. L. Simmonds
Algarobilla and divi-divi are the fruit pods of several species of American csalpina.Animal Proteins
Hugh Garner Bennett
- a tropical American leguminous tree, Caesalpinia coriaria
- the pods of this plant, which yield a substance used in tanning leather
C19: from Spanish, of Cariban origin
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