Definition of Guama

1. Noun. Tropical tree of Central America and West Indies and Puerto Rico having spikes of white flowers; used as shade for coffee plantations.

Exact synonyms: Inga Laurina
Group relationships: Genus Inga
Generic synonyms: Tree



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Guama

guaiacum wood
guaiacums
guaiacylglycerol beta-O-4-guaiacyl ether dehydrogenase
guaiane
guaianolide
guaianolides
guaiazulene
guaifenesin
guailo
guaiocum
guaiocums
guaiol
guaiphenesin
guajira
guam
guama (current term)
guan
guana
guanabana
guanabanas
guanabenz
guanabenz acetate
guanacline sulfate
guanaco
guanacoes
guanacos
guanadrel sulfate
guanajuatite
guanas
guanase

Literary usage of Guama

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1. The Edinburgh New Philosophical Journal (1854)
"... or Bore that occurs in the guama River at Spring Tides.—About thirty miles above Para the ... guama ..."

2. A Voyage Up the River Amazon: Including a Residence at Pará by William Henry Edwards (1861)
"We left the city late in the afternoon in the same canoe and with the same boatmen who accompanied us to Caripe. Just above the city the guama flows in with ..."

3. The Missions and Missionaries of California by Zephyrin Engelhardt (1908)
"The instigator of the trouble was a notorious guama, who thtough cunning had raised himself to the highest authority among the Indians of that region. ..."

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