madressilva

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Portuguese[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Medieval Latin matrisilva. Cognate with Galician, Spanish, and Italian madreselva.

Pronunciation[edit]

 
  • (Brazil) IPA(key): /ˌma.dɾeˈsiw.vɐ/ [ˌma.dɾeˈsiʊ̯.vɐ], /ˌma.dɾiˈsiw.vɐ/ [ˌma.dɾiˈsiʊ̯.vɐ]
    • (Southern Brazil) IPA(key): /ˌma.dɾeˈsiw.va/ [ˌma.dɾeˈsiʊ̯.va]

  • Hyphenation: ma‧dres‧sil‧va

Noun[edit]

madressilva f (plural madressilvas)

  1. honeysuckle (any plant of the genus Lonicera)

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