cupiuba

noun

cu·​pi·​u·​ba
ˌküpēˈübə
plural cupiuba
: a tropical American tree (Goupia glabra) of the family Celastraceae with hard heavy reddish brown wood that is used for furniture, railroad ties, and general construction

called also kabukalli

Word History

Etymology

Portuguese cupiúba

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“Cupiuba.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cupiuba. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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