scopa

noun
\ ˈskōpə \
plural scopae\ -​ōˌpē \ or scopas

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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History and Etymology for scopa

New Latin, from Latin, broom

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“Scopa.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/scopa. Accessed 26 May. 2022.

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