bucare

noun

bu·​ca·​re
ˈbükəˌrā,
,
büˈkärē
plural -s
: a spiny Peruvian tree (Erythrina poeppigiana) widely planted for shading coffee and cacao plantations in the West Indies

Word History

Etymology

borrowed from American Spanish (Venezuela) búcare, bucare, perhaps borrowed from Cumaná or a related Cariban language

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“Bucare.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bucare. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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