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[suh-ring-guh] /səˈrɪŋ gə/
any of several Brazilian trees of the genus Hevea, yielding rubber.
Origin of seringa
1730-40; < Portuguese, variant of syringa Unabridged
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  • “These are seringa trees,” said Uncle Paul, pointing them out.

    The Wanderers W.H.G. Kingston
  • seringa Vale is the farm where I shall be quartered, Bob tells me.

  • Saying this, he let himself down into the water, and turned towards the seringa.

  • Our adventurers passed a tolerable night among the sipos of the seringa.

  • Tightly clutching their cudgels, both reascended the seringa, and renewed the battle with the birds.

  • One of these he gave Richard, to hold under the tap while he made a second incision upon a longer limb of the seringa.

  • On parting from the seringa, he had brought these articles along with him, his companion carrying a share of the load.

  • We next went out to collect the pots we had hung up on the seringa trees.

    The Wanderers W.H.G. Kingston
  • seringa, se-ring′g, n. a name of several Brazilian trees yielding india-rubber.

  • The young Paraense called it seringa, and this is the name he had been accustomed to hear given to it.

British Dictionary definitions for seringa


any of several euphorbiaceous trees of the Brazilian genus Hevea, that yield rubber
a deciduous simaroubaceous tree, Kirkia acuminata, of southern Africa with a graceful shape
Word Origin
C18: from Portuguese, variant of syringa
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