plural -s

Word History


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 wɨrapoŋa, from wɨra "bird" + -poŋa, element of uncertain meaning

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“Araponga.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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