primavera

1
[pree-muh-vair-uh]
noun
  1. a central American tree, Cybistax donnell-smithii, of the bignonia family, having showy, tubular yellow flowers.
  2. Also called white mahogany. the hard, yellowish-white wood of this tree, used for making furniture.

Origin of primavera

1
1890–95; < Spanish: literally, spring; so called from its early flowering; see primaveral

primavera

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[pree-muh-vair-uh; Italian pree-mah-ve-rah]
adjective Italian Cookery.
  1. prepared with a variety of chopped or minced vegetables: pasta primavera.

Origin of primavera

2
apparently ellipsis from Italian alla primavera in the style of springtime; see primaveral
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Word Origin and History for primavera
n.

"spring, spring time," Italian, from Latin prima vera, plural of primus ver literally "first spring;" see prime (adj.) + vernal. Related: Primaveral.

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