sapucaia

noun sap·u·caia
variants: or sapucaja or less commonly sapucaya \ˌsapəˈkīə\

Definition of sapucaia

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

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Origin and Etymology of sapucaia

Portuguese sapucaia, from Tupi zabucáya, sapucáya


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