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n. pl. div·i-div·is
1. A small tree (Caesalpinia coriaria) in the pea family, native to the West Indies and South America, having compound leaves and long pods.
2. Tannin extracted from the pods of this tree.
[Spanish dividivi, probably of Cariban origin.]
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n, pl -divis or -divi
1. (Plants) a tropical American leguminous tree, Caesalpinia coriaria
2. (Tanning) the pods of this plant, which yield a substance used in tanning leather
[C19: from Spanish, of Cariban origin]
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div•i-div•i(ˈdɪv iˈdɪv i)
n., pl. div•i-div•is, div•i-div•i.
1. a tropical American shrub or small tree, Caesalpinia coriaria, of the legume family.
2. the astringent pods of this plant, yielding tannin.
[1825–35; < Sp < Carib]
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|Noun||1.||divi-divi - twisted seed pods of the divi-divi tree; source of tannin|
Caesalpinia coriaria, divi-divi - small thornless tree or shrub of tropical America whose seed pods are a source of tannin
bean - any of various seeds or fruits that are beans or resemble beans
|2.||divi-divi - small thornless tree or shrub of tropical America whose seed pods are a source of tannin|
Caesalpinia, genus Caesalpinia - small spiny tropical trees or shrubs; includes the small genus or subgenus Poinciana
divi-divi - twisted seed pods of the divi-divi tree; source of tannin
tree - a tall perennial woody plant having a main trunk and branches forming a distinct elevated crown; includes both gymnosperms and angiosperms
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