burgao

noun
bur·​gao | \ bərˈgau̇ \
variants: or less commonly burgau \ bərˈgau̇ \ or burgo \ -​gō \
plural -s

Definition of burgao

: a common top shell (Livona pica) of the West Indies whose flesh is esteemed as food and whose shell is used in making buttons and ornamental novelties

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History and Etymology for burgao

American Spanish & French & Portuguese; American Spanish burgao & French burgau, from Portuguese burgó, burgão, from Tupi perigoá

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“Burgao.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/burgao. Accessed 28 Jul. 2021.

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