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11:00 Mar 18, 2002
Portuguese to English translations [Non-PRO] Science
Explanation: I think it's better no to translate this word. You can explain the meaning of caatinga.
"Caatinga is an Indian term meaning "white forest" which describes the appearance of leafless forest in the dry season. It is a deciduous, thorny thicket well adapted to the unpredictable rains and arid conditions of the interior of northeastern Brazil."