massaranduba

noun mas·sa·ran·du·ba \ˌmasərənˈdübə\
variants: less commonly

macaranduba

\ˌmasərənˈdübə\

Definition of massaranduba

plural

-s

  1. 1 :  any of various trees of the genus Manilkara; especially :  a Brazilian forest tree (M. excelsa) that yields a very hard durable light red to reddish brown wood and a milky juice which is a minor source of rubber

  2. 2 :  the wood of a massaranduba

Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Join MWU now and get access to America’s largest dictionary, with:

  • 300,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Origin and Etymology of massaranduba

Portuguese maçaranduba, from Tupi maçarandiva


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up massaranduba? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

Get Word of the Day daily email!