imbirussú

noun
im·​bi·​rus·​sú | \ ¦imbərə¦sü, -rü¦sü \
plural -s

Definition of imbirussú

: a timber tree of South and Central America that is an undetermined species of the genus Bombax and that bears pods yielding a brownish fiber similar to kapok

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History and Etymology for imbirussú

Portuguese embiruçú, embirussú, from Tupi embirussú, imbirussú, from embira, imbira embira + -ussú big

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“Imbirussú.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/imbiruss%C3%BA. Accessed 5 Aug. 2021.

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