caatinga

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Portuguese caatinga, from Old Tupi.

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Noun[edit]

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caatinga (plural caatingas)

  1. A sparse, thorny wooded area of northeastern Brazil containing drought-resistant trees.
    • 2000, David Lewis Lentz, Imperfect Balance: Landscape Transformations in the Precolumbian Americas, page 426:
      The geological substrate of the caatinga is severely eroded crystalline bedrock of the Precambrian Brazilian Shield and Paleozoic and Mesozoic sedimentary basins.

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Tupi.

Noun[edit]

caatinga f (plural caatingas)

  1. caatinga (sparse, thorny wooded area of northeastern Brazil)