bacaba

noun

ba·​ca·​ba
bəˈkäbə
variants or bacaba palm
plural -s
: a palm of the genus Oenocarpus (especially O. bacaba and O. distichus) the drupelike fruits of which yield oil used in soap manufacture

Word History

Etymology

Portuguese bacaba fruit of the bacaba palm, from Tupi

First Known Use

circa 1925, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bacaba was circa 1925

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“Bacaba.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bacaba. Accessed 28 Nov. 2023.

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