sapucaia

noun
sap·​u·​caia
variants: or sapucaja or less commonly sapucaya \ ˌsapəˈkīə \
plural -s

Definition of sapucaia

1 : a tree of the genus Lecythis — see sapucaia nut
2 : the hard heavy durable timber of various sapucaias that is used for ties, in heavy construction, and to a limited extent in cabinetmaking

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History and Etymology for sapucaia

Portuguese sapucaia, from Tupi zabucáya, sapucáya

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