burgao

noun bur·gao \ bərˈgau̇ \
variants: or less commonly burgau \bərˈgau̇\ or burgo \-gō\

Definition of burgao

plural -s
: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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Origin and Etymology of burgao

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


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