Pronunciation: (div'ē-div'ē), [key]
—pl. div•i-div•is, div•i-div•i.
1. a tropical American shrub or small tree, Caesalpinia coriaria, of the legume family, the astringent pods of which are used in tanning and dyeing.
2. the related species C. spinosa.
3. the pods of either plant.
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