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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