noun ar·a·pon·ga \ˌarəˈpäŋgə\

Definition of araponga



  1. :  bellbird a

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Origin and Etymology of araponga

borrowed from Brazilian Portuguese, altered (perhaps by conflation with arara “macaw” and other bird names with initial ara-) from earlier guigrapónga, guiraponga, uiraponga, borrowed from Tupi w i̵rapoŋa, from w i̵ra “bird” + -poŋa, element of uncertain meaning

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a trip made at another's expense

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