mangabeira

noun man·ga·bei·ra \ ˌmaŋgəˈbārə \

Definition of mangabeira

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

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Origin and Etymology of mangabeira

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


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