- a small tropical American tree (Caesalpinia coriaria) of the caesalpinia family
- its curled, astringent pods, which yield tannic acid
Origin: Sp < Carib word
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noun pl. div·i-div·is
- A small tree (Caesalpinia coriaria) of the West Indies and South America, having compound leaves and long pods.
- Tannin extracted from the pods of this tree.
Origin: Spanish dividivi, probably of Cariban or Arawakan origin.