plural -s
: a tropical South American timber tree (Hieronyma alchorneoides) of the family Euphorbiaceae
: the deep reddish brown hard wood of the urucu-rana used for construction and cabinet work

Word History


Portuguese urucurana, from Tupi, from urucú annatto + rana false

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“Urucu-rana.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/urucu-rana. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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