Definition of bacury
: a tropical South American timber tree (Platonia insignis) valued for its yellowish brown wood and for its pleasantly perfumed edible fruits which yield an oil used in soapmaking
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Origin and Etymology of bacury
Portuguese bacurí, from Tupi
First Known Use: 1876
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