Definition of kino in English:

kino

noun

mass noun
  • A gum obtained from certain tropical trees by tapping, used locally as an astringent in medicine and in tanning.

    The trees belong to genera in various families, in particular Pterocarpus and Butea (family Leguminosae)

    • ‘The name ‘Bloodwood’ is derived from the trees kino (gum) veins, which are often seen oozing red kino from lesions in the bark.’
    • ‘The trunk exudes a reddish substance (kino), a solution of which has been used in the treatment of diarrhea.’

Origin

Late 18th century: apparently from a West African language.

Pronunciation

kino

/ˈkiːnəʊ/