Definition of scopa
1 : a group or arrangement of short stiff hairs on the body surface of an insect that usually functions like a brush in collecting something (as pollen); usually : pollen brush
2 plural scopas [Italian, literally, broom, from Latin] : a card game similar to casino
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Origin and Etymology of scopa
New Latin, from Latin, broom
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