ca·​bre·​u·​va | \ ˌkabrēˈüvə \
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Definition of cabreuva

: 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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First Known Use of cabreuva

1916, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cabreuva

Portuguese cabriúva, from Tupi cabreúva, cabureiba

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“Cabreuva.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Jul. 2020.

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