pau roxo

noun

pau ro·​xo
¦pau̇ˈrō(ˌ)shō
plural pau roxos
1
: a purpleheart (especially Peltogyne densiflora) yielding valuable timber
2
: the wood of pau roxo

Word History

Etymology

Portuguese, literally, purple wood

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“Pau roxo.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pau%20roxo. Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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