bacaba

noun ba·ca·ba \bəˈkäbə\
variants: or

bacaba palm

Definition of bacaba

plural

-s

  1. :  a palm of the genus Oenocarpus (especially O. bacaba and O. distichus) the drupelike fruits of which yield oil used in soap manufacture

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Origin and Etymology of bacaba

Portuguese bacaba fruit of the bacaba palm, from Tupi


First Known Use: circa 1925


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