abacaxi

noun

aba·​ca·​xi
¦a-bə-kə-¦shē
plural -s
: a large, sweet pineapple grown especially in Brazil

Word History

Etymology

borrowed from Brazilian Portuguese, "pineapple, variety of pineapple," perhaps borrowed from Tupi *ɨβakati, from ɨβa "plant, fruit" + kati "fragrant"

First Known Use

1866, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of abacaxi was in 1866

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“Abacaxi.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/abacaxi. Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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