dita

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

Word Origin for dita

C19: from Tagalog
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  • I'm on to all our various vagaries, but Dita Hepworth puzzles me.

    The Beauty

    Mrs. Wilson Woodrow

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

    The Beauty

    Mrs. Wilson Woodrow

  • "Dita, forgive me," he murmured, a curiously bitter smile about his mouth.

    The Beauty

    Mrs. Wilson Woodrow

  • You are so really fearless and honest, Dita, that I venture to ask the question.

    The Beauty

    Mrs. Wilson Woodrow

  • Dita, I'm weary-hearted, but I long—I long above all things—to make you happy.

    The Beauty

    Mrs. Wilson Woodrow