bacury

noun
ba·​cu·​ry
variants: or less commonly bacuri or bakuri \ ¦bäk(y)ə¦rē , ¦bak-​ \
plural bacuries also bacuris or bakuris

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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First Known Use of bacury

1876, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for bacury

Portuguese bacurí, from Tupi

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“Bacury.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bacury. Accessed 3 Jun. 2020.

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