ouricury

noun
ou·​ri·​cu·​ry
variants: or less commonly ouricuri \ ¦u̇rəkə¦rē \ or aricuri \ ¦är-​ \
plural -es

Definition of ouricury

1 : a straight-trunked Brazilian palm (Syagrus coronata) of the family Palmae having a large thick crown of wax-covered leaves

called also urucuri iba

2 : an important Brazilian feather palm (Attalaea excelsa) whose large oily nuts are burned for their smoke in curing Para rubber

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History and Etymology for ouricury

Portuguese ouricurí, ouricuri, aricurí, aricuri, from Tupi

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“Ouricury.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ouricury. Accessed 22 Jan. 2022.

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