sucupira

noun su·cu·pi·ra \ ˌsükəˈpirə \

Definition of sucupira

plural -s
:any of several tropical South American timber trees especially of the genera Bowdichia or Diplotropis of the family Leguminosae; also :the hard heavy dark wood of a sucupira that resembles acapu and is used especially for wagon hubs and in shipbuilding

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Origin and Etymology of sucupira

Portuguese, from Tupi sucupira, sapupira


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