Divi-divi Di"vi-di"vi, n. [Native name.] (Bot.) A small tree of tropical America ({C[ae]salpinia coriaria}), whose legumes contain a large proportion of tannic and gallic acid, and are used by tanners and dyers. [1913 Webster]

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  • divi-divi — [div′ē div′ē] n. [Sp < Carib word] 1. a small tropical American tree (Caesalpinia coriaria) of the caesalpinia family 2. its curled, astringent pods, which yield tannic acid …   English World dictionary

  • Divi-divi — Taxobox name = Divi divi image width = 240px image caption = Divi divi on Aruba regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Magnoliopsida ordo = Fabales familia = Fabaceae subfamilia = Caesalpinioideae genus = Caesalpinia species = C.… …   Wikipedia

  • divi-divi — /div ee div ee/, n., pl. divi divis, divi divi. 1. a tropical American shrub or small tree, Caesalpinia coriaria, of the legume family, the astringent pods of which are used in tanning and dyeing. 2. the related species C. spinosa. 3. the pods of …   Universalium

  • divi-divi — [ dɪvɪˌdɪvi] noun (plural divi divis) 1》 a small tropical American leguminous tree. [Caesalpinia coriaria.] 2》 the curled pods of the divi divi tree, used as a source of tannin. Origin C19: via Amer. Sp. from Carib …   English new terms dictionary

  • divi-divi — di·vi di·vi .dē vē dē vē, .div ē div ē n 1) a small leguminous tropical American tree of the genus Caesalpinia (C. coriaria) with twisted astringent pods that contain a large proportion of tannin 2) the pods of the divi divi * * * (div″e… …   Medical dictionary

  • divi-divi — pilkoji cezalpinija statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Cezalpinijinių šeimos vaistinis nuodingas augalas (Caesalpinia bonduc), paplitęs atogrąžose. atitikmenys: lot. Caesalpinia bonduc angl. bonduc; divi divi; gray nicker šaltinis Valstybinės… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • divi-divi — rauginė cezalpinija statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Cezalpinijinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, rauginis augalas (Caesalpinia coriaria), paplitęs Šiaurės ir Pietų Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Caesalpinia coriaria angl. divi divi isp. cascalote;… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • divi-divi — n. (pl. divi divis) 1 a small tree, Caesalpinia coriaria, native to tropical Africa, bearing curved pods. 2 this pod used as a source of tannin. Etymology: Carib …   Useful english dictionary

  • divi-divi — noun Etymology: American Spanish dividivi, probably from Cumaná (extinct Cariban language of northern Venezuela) or a cognate Cariban word Date: circa 1837 a small tropical American tree (Caesalpinia coriaria) of the legume family with …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • divi-divi — noun a) Cæsalpinia coriaria, a leguminous tree of the southern Western Hemisphere b) The seed pods of Cæsalpinia coriaria, formerly used in tanning …   Wiktionary

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