plural -s
: 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

Word History


Portuguese cabriúva, from Tupi cabreúva, cabureiba

First Known Use

1916, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cabreuva was in 1916

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

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