scopa

noun \ˈskōpə\

Definition of scopa

plural

scopae

\-ōˌpē\ or

scopas

  1. 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. 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 — more at shaft


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