acapu

noun

aca·​pu
¦äkə¦pü
plural -s
1
a
: any of several tropical American timber trees of the genus Andira (especially A. americana)
b
: the dark chocolate-brown wood of the acapu tree widely used especially in Brazil for flooring and heavy construction
2
a
: an Amazonian leguminous tree (Clathrotropsis nitida)
b
: the wood of this tree used for heavy construction

Word History

Etymology

Portuguese acapú, from Tupi

First Known Use

1852, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Time Traveler
The first known use of acapu was in 1852

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“Acapu.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/acapu. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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