seringa

[ suh-ring-guh ]
/ səˈrɪŋ gə /

noun

any of several Brazilian trees of the genus Hevea, yielding rubber.

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Origin of seringa

1730–40; <Portuguese, variant of syringa
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British Dictionary definitions for seringa

seringa
/ (səˈrɪŋɡə) /

noun

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 for seringa

C18: from Portuguese, variant of syringa
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