pau roxo

noun
pau ro·​xo | \ ¦pau̇ˈrō(ˌ)shō \
plural pau roxos

Definition of pau roxo

1 : a purpleheart (especially Peltogyne densiflora) yielding valuable timber
2 : the wood of pau roxo

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History and Etymology for pau roxo

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 23 Jan. 2022.

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