mangabeira

noun

man·​ga·​bei·​ra
ˌmaŋgəˈbārə
plural -s
: a Brazilian vine (Hancornia speciosa) of the family Apocynaceae having a milky juice that yields a rubber

Word History

Etymology

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 21 Jul. 2024.

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