[ yed-oh ]
/ ˈyɛd oʊ /
a Japanese shrub, Raphiolepis umbellata, of the rose family, having leathery leaves and dense, hairy clusters of fragrant white flowers.
DISCOVER THE INFLUENCE OF PORTUGUESE ON ENGLISH VIA THIS QUIZ!
We’ve gathered some interesting words donated to English from Portuguese … as well as some that just don’t translate at all. Do you know what they mean?
Question 1 of 11
Which of the following animal names traces its immediate origin to Portuguese?
Origin of yeddo hawthorn
First recorded in 1995–2000; named after Yeddo, spelling variant of Yedo, a former name of Tokyo.
Words nearby yeddo hawthorn
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021