acapu

noun aca·pu \¦äkə¦pü\

Definition of acapu

plural

-s

  1. 1a :  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. 2a :  an Amazonian leguminous tree (Clathrotropsis nitida) b :  the wood of this tree used for heavy construction

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Origin and Etymology of acapu

Portuguese acapú, from Tupi


First Known Use: 1852


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