Divi-Divi


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Divi-Divi

 

the chestnut brown, spiral or S-shaped fruit of the tree Caesalpinia coriaria (family Caesalpiniaceae) in Central and South America. In Venezuela the fruit is called los dividivos. The middle part of the pericarp contains tannins (about 42 percent of its weight). Divi-divi is used chiefly for tanning leather and manufacturing. Also used for tanning leather is the straight or slightly twisted fruit of the tree C. paipae, called false divi-divi.

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Ranchers barred her from a local cemetery, so Estrada's grandfather buried her on his land and marked the spot with a divi-divi tree.
The roads are good but many are unmarked: Visitors can either consult the local road maps frequently or take their bearings from the ever present divi-divi trees.
Guests there get to relax to the backdrop of a white sandy beach, under the shade of a unique and indigenous divi-divi tree.