caraipi

1 of 2

noun (1)

ca·​rai·​pi
variants or caraipe
kəˈrīpē
plural -s

caraipi

2 of 2

noun (2)

ca·​rai·​pi
¦karə¦pē
variants or caraipe
-¦pā
plural -s
: any of several Brazilian timber trees of the genus Caraipa (family Guttiferae) yielding a strong hard valuable wood

Word History

Etymology

Noun (1)

Portuguese caraipe

Noun (2)

Portuguese caraipé, from Tupi

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“Caraipi.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/caraipi. Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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