cabreuva

noun ca·bre·u·va \ˌkabrēˈüvə\

Definition of cabreuva

plural

-s

  1. :  either of two timber trees (Myrocarpus frondosus and M. fastigiatus) of the family Leguminosae of southern Brazil and Argentina whose wood is brownish, strong, and hard, takes a high polish, and yields a balsam

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Origin and Etymology of cabreuva

Portuguese cabriúva, from Tupi cabreúva, cabureiba


First Known Use: 1916


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