The Collaborative International Dictionary
Divi-divi \Di"vi-di"vi\, n. [Native name.] (Bot.) A small tree of tropical America ( C[ae]salpinia coriaria), whose legumes contain a large proportion of tannic and gallic acid, and are used by tanners and dyers.
n. 1 ''Caesalpinia coriaria'', a leguminous tree of the southern Western Hemisphere 2 The seed-pods of ''Caesalpinia coriaria'', formerly used in tanning
n. twisted seed pods of the divi-divi tree; source of tannin
small thornless tree or shrub of tropical America whose seed pods are a source of tannin [syn: Caesalpinia coriaria]