jaboticaba

noun

ja·​bo·​ti·​ca·​ba zhə-ˌbü-ti-ˈkä-bə How to pronounce jaboticaba (audio)
: a Brazilian tree (Myrciaria cauliflora) of the myrtle family cultivated in warm regions for its edible usually purplish fruit

Word History

Etymology

Portuguese, from Tupi jaβotikáβa

First Known Use

1824, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of jaboticaba was in 1824

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“Jaboticaba.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jaboticaba. Accessed 28 Nov. 2022.

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