cacoon

noun ca·coon \kaˈkün, kə-\

Definition of cacoon

plural

-s

  1. 1 West Indies :  snuffbox bean

  2. 2 :  a tropical American plant (Fevillea cordifolia) of the family Cucurbitaceae with seeds which have cathartic qualities

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Origin and Etymology of cacoon

perhaps borrowed from Yoruba kàkàùn selà, name for the woody vine Paullinia pinnata


First Known Use: 1797


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