ucuuba

noun

ucu·​uba
ˌükəˈ(w)übə
variants or less commonly ucuhuba
-ˈhübə
plural -s
: banak
especially : a Brazilian tree (Virola sebijera) having seeds that yield a hard yellowish edible fat used chiefly in candles and soap

Word History

Etymology

Portuguese, from Tupi ucu-uva

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“Ucuuba.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ucuuba. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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