variants or sapucaja or less commonly sapucaya
plural -s
: a tree of the genus Lecythis see sapucaia nut
: the hard heavy durable timber of various sapucaias that is used for ties, in heavy construction, and to a limited extent in cabinetmaking

Word History


Portuguese sapucaia, from Tupi zabucáya, sapucáya

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“Sapucaia.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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