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From American Spanish [Term?], from Guaraní [Term?].

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  1. A large, frond-bearing South American tree, Cordia americana, or its valuable wood.
    • 2004, Bill Belleville, Sunken Cities, Sacred Cenotes & Golden Sharks, →ISBN, pages 19–20:
      [...] one of them [park rangers] stoked up a fire of dry wood and guayabi fronds to create the smoke signal [...] when Beeker and Foster first arrived on the site last year, it was so densely overgrown with guayabi and ferns and spindly tropical trees that they came within inches of accidentally stepping into the holes.

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