variants or less commonly ouricuri
or aricuri
plural -es
: a straight-trunked Brazilian palm (Syagrus coronata) of the family Palmae having a large thick crown of wax-covered leaves

called also urucuri iba

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

Word History


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 3 Oct. 2023.

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