pupunha

noun
pu·​pu·​nha | \ püˈpünyə \
plural -s

Definition of pupunha

: a pinnate-leaved palm (Guilielma speciosa) that occurs in northern Brazil and Venezuela and has red starchy edible fruit

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History and Etymology for pupunha

Portuguese, from Tupi

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“Pupunha.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pupunha. Accessed 7 Jul. 2022.

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