variants or less commonly macaranduba
plural -s
: 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
: the wood of a massaranduba

Word History


Portuguese maçaranduba, from Tupi maçarandiva

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“Massaranduba.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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