plural -s
: 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

Word History


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

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“Imbirussú.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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