mangabeira

noun
man·​ga·​bei·​ra | \ ˌmaŋgəˈbārə \
plural -s

Definition of mangabeira

: a Brazilian vine (Hancornia speciosa) of the family Apocynaceae having a milky juice that yields a rubber

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History and Etymology for mangabeira

Portuguese, from mangaba fruit of the mangabeira, from Tupi mangaba, mangahiba

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“Mangabeira.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mangabeira. Accessed 29 Nov. 2021.

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