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English translation: Guanacastle; monkey-ear tree; or eardrop tree (Enterolobium cyclocarpum)

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18:48 Sep 3, 2000
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Science
Spanish term or phrase: parota
Parota a kind of tree found in Mexico
T.M.Beckham
English translation:Guanacastle; monkey-ear tree; or eardrop tree (Enterolobium cyclocarpum)
Explanation:
Those are the definitions from the first web site below.

The second web site below has this to say: "Es al inicio de la primavera cuando el árbol se hace notar, ya que comienza a recuperar el follaje perdido durante el otoño-invierno y a producir un fruto de color negro a café en forma de vaina enrroscada que trae a la mente la imagen de una oreja humana, razón por la cual en el idioma inglés se le conoce como monkey ear o eardrop tree a la llamada parota, guanacaste, huanacaxtle, sonaja, orejón o guanacastle (Enterolobium cyclocarpum).

:El guanacastle es un árbol caducifolio (es decir, que pierde todas sus hojas durante una parte del año) que se distribuye en ambas vertientes del país, desde Tamaulipas a Quintana Roo y de Sinaloa hasta Chiapas, así como en todo el trópico americano. Su corteza es gris, lisa y con pequeñas verrugas oscuras; además contiene taninos, mismos que son de provecho en la industria del curtido de pieles…"

A sketch of the tree appears at the web site (www.teleport.com/~welch) that contains the following text: " 'Huanacaxtle' is the native Indian word for Parota…"

See also www.chapala.com/chapala/comevents.html: "The Parota tree is a hard wood tree that fans out and is resistant to termites."
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Heathcliff
United States
Local time: 22:02
Grading comment
The word PAROTA is not found in an ordinary dictionary so many thanks for clearing up this meaning for me. I give you a grade 4.
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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Summary of answers provided
naGuanacastle; monkey-ear tree; or eardrop tree (Enterolobium cyclocarpum)Heathcliff
namonkey ear or eardrop treeAlvin Adams, Jr


  

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16 mins
monkey ear or eardrop tree


Explanation:
Enterollobium cyclocarpium. It is also called the earpod tree. See below.

Good luck!!

AA


    Reference: http://vallarta.cuc.udg.mx/publicaciones_cuc/vida_silvestre/...
Alvin Adams, Jr
Local time: 00:02
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in pair: 222

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Guanacastle; monkey-ear tree; or eardrop tree (Enterolobium cyclocarpum)


Explanation:
Those are the definitions from the first web site below.

The second web site below has this to say: "Es al inicio de la primavera cuando el árbol se hace notar, ya que comienza a recuperar el follaje perdido durante el otoño-invierno y a producir un fruto de color negro a café en forma de vaina enrroscada que trae a la mente la imagen de una oreja humana, razón por la cual en el idioma inglés se le conoce como monkey ear o eardrop tree a la llamada parota, guanacaste, huanacaxtle, sonaja, orejón o guanacastle (Enterolobium cyclocarpum).

:El guanacastle es un árbol caducifolio (es decir, que pierde todas sus hojas durante una parte del año) que se distribuye en ambas vertientes del país, desde Tamaulipas a Quintana Roo y de Sinaloa hasta Chiapas, así como en todo el trópico americano. Su corteza es gris, lisa y con pequeñas verrugas oscuras; además contiene taninos, mismos que son de provecho en la industria del curtido de pieles…"

A sketch of the tree appears at the web site (www.teleport.com/~welch) that contains the following text: " 'Huanacaxtle' is the native Indian word for Parota…"

See also www.chapala.com/chapala/comevents.html: "The Parota tree is a hard wood tree that fans out and is resistant to termites."



    iubio.bio.indiana.edu/R804748-805807-/news/bionet/plants/9708.news
    vallarta.cuc.udg.mx/publicaciones_cuc/vida_silvestre/guanacastle%20un%20viejo%20relator%20de%20historias.html
Heathcliff
United States
Local time: 22:02
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 843
Grading comment
The word PAROTA is not found in an ordinary dictionary so many thanks for clearing up this meaning for me. I give you a grade 4.
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