abacaxi

noun aba·ca·xi \¦a-bə-kə-¦shē\

Definition of abacaxi

plural

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  1. :  a large, sweet pineapple grown especially in Brazil

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Origin and Etymology of abacaxi

borrowed from Brazilian Portuguese, “pineapple, variety of pineapple,” perhaps borrowed from Tupi * i̵βakati, from  i̵βa “plant, fruit” + kati “fragrant”


First Known Use: 1866


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