sapucaia

noun

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

Word History

Etymology

Portuguese sapucaia, from Tupi zabucáya, sapucáya

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“Sapucaia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sapucaia. Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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