Definition of Quira
1. Noun. Hard heavy red wood of a quira tree.
2. Noun. Any of several tropical American trees some yielding economically important timber.
Specialized synonyms: Platymiscium Trinitatis, Roble, Panama Redwood, Panama Redwood Tree, Platymiscium Pinnatum
Terms within: Panama Redwood
Generic synonyms: Tree
Lexicographical Neighbors of Quira
Literary usage of Quira
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Hooker's Journal of Botany and Kew Garden Miscellany by Sir William Jackson Hooker (1851)
"1673), quira ... The quira, remarkable for its black and brown streaks, is the Itaka of commerce. ..."
2. United States Supreme Court Reports by United States Supreme Court, Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, LEXIS Law Publishing (1901)
"worth'* heirs to the land, filed in their name the declaratory statement, which the law re- quira for preemption, on the 8th day of April, jut twenty days ..."