- any of several Brazilian trees of the genus Hevea, yielding rubber.
Origin of seringa
1730–40; < Portuguese, variant of syringa
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Examples from the Web for seringa
“These are seringa trees,” said Uncle Paul, pointing them out.The Wanderers
Seringa Vale is the farm where I shall be quartered, Bob tells me.The 'Mind the Paint' Girl
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.
- 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
C18: from Portuguese, variant of syringa