variants or less commonly bacuri or bakuri
plural bacuries also bacuris or bakuris
: 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

Word History


Portuguese bacurí, from Tupi

First Known Use

1876, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bacury was in 1876

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“Bacury.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.

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