massaranduba

noun

mas·​sa·​ran·​du·​ba
variants or less commonly macaranduba
ˌmasərənˈdübə
plural -s
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
: the wood of a massaranduba

Word History

Etymology

Portuguese maçaranduba, from Tupi maçarandiva

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“Massaranduba.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/massaranduba. Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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