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Flora de las Islas Canarias

Spanish Vocabulary Builder 1/14/2014
Word: Tabaiba
(ta-BAI-ba), sustantivo femenino.
English: Tabaiba
Etymology: Del guanche
Meaning: Árbol cuya madera, muy ligera y poco porosa, se usa para tapones de cubas y barriles.
Topic:Flora de las Islas Canarias

Los matorrales de tabaiba dulce ocupan zonas áridas de todas las islas. Forman un paisaje vegetal especial de colores grises y sepia.
Natura y cultura de las islas canarias, Pedro Hernández Hernández.