plural -s
: laterite as used as building material in Sri Lanka

Word History


probably modification of Portuguese cavouco quarry, irregular from cavo hollow, concave, from Latin cavus

First Known Use

1834, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cabook was in 1834

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“Cabook.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Dec. 2023.

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