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seringa

[suh-ring-guh]
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noun
  1. 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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Examples from the Web for seringa

Historical Examples

  • “These are seringa trees,” said Uncle Paul, pointing them out.

    The Wanderers

    W.H.G. Kingston

  • Seringa Vale is the farm where I shall be quartered, Bob tells me.

  • 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.


British Dictionary definitions for seringa

seringa

noun
  1. any of several euphorbiaceous trees of the Brazilian genus Hevea, that yield rubber
  2. a deciduous simaroubaceous tree, Kirkia acuminata, of southern Africa with a graceful shape
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Word Origin

C18: from Portuguese, variant of syringa
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