acapu

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Portuguese acapu, from Old Tupi.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈɑ.kəˌpu/, /ˌɑ.kəˈpu/

Noun[edit]

acapu (plural acapus)

  1. Any of several tropical New World trees in:
    1. genus Andira.
    2. species Clathrotropis nitida
    3. species Vouacapoua americana
  2. (uncountable) The dark wood of these trees.
    The chair was made of oak, the table of acapu.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Philip Babcock Gove (editor), Webster's Third International Dictionary of the English Language, Unabridged (G. & C. Merriam Co., 1976 [1909], ISBN 0-87779-101-5)

Portuguese[edit]

Noun[edit]

acapu m (plural acapus)

  1. acapu (trees of the genus Andira)
  2. acapu (species Vouacapoua americana)
  3. acapu (wood of such trees)