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pri·ma·ve·ra 1

or pri·ma ve·ra  (prē′mə-vĕr′ə)
n.
1. A tree (Tabebuia donnell-smithii) of Mexico and Central America, having opposite, palmately compound leaves, yellow flowers, and close-grained, light-colored wood.
2. The wood of this tree, used in cabinetry. Also called white mahogany.

[Spanish, spring, primavera, from Late Latin prīma vēra, early spring, pl. of prīmum vēr : Latin prīmus, first; see per in Indo-European roots + Latin vēr, spring; see wesr̥ in Indo-European roots.]

pri·ma·ve·ra 2

 (prē′mə-vĕr′ə)
adj.
Garnished or served with assorted fresh vegetables: pasta primavera; shrimp in a primavera sauce.

[From Italian (alla) primavera, (in the) spring (style), from Late Latin prīma vēra; see primavera1.]

primavera

(ˌpriːməˈvɛərə)
adj
(Cookery) describing various dishes served with a light vegetable sauce
n
1. (Plants) a mahogany tree, Cybistax donnell-smithii, native to Mexico and Central America
2. (Forestry) the wood from this tree
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