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divi-divi

[ div-ee-div-ee ]
/ ˈdɪv iˈdɪv i /
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noun, plural div·i-div·is, div·i-div·i.
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.
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Origin of divi-divi

1825–35; <Spanish <Carib
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divi-divi
/ (ˌdɪvɪˈdɪvɪ) /

noun plural -divis or -divi
a tropical American leguminous tree, Caesalpinia coriaria
the pods of this plant, which yield a substance used in tanning leather

Word Origin for divi-divi

C19: from Spanish, of Cariban origin
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