sapucaia

noun sap·u·caia \ˌsapəˈkīə\
variants: or

sapucaja

less commonly

sapucaya

\ˌsapəˈkīə\

Definition of sapucaia

plural

-s

  1. 1 :  a tree of the genus Lecythis — see sapucaia nut

  2. 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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