bacury

noun ba·cu·ry \¦bäk(y)ə¦rē, ¦bak-\
variants: less commonly

bacuri

or

bakuri

\¦bäk(y)ə¦rē, ¦bak-\

Definition of bacury

plural

bacuries

also

bacuris

or

bakuris

  1. :  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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