acapu

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English[edit]

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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 trees of tropical genus Andira.
  2. The dark wood of these trees.
    The chair was made of oak, the table of acapu.
  3. A Brazilian tree, Clathrotropis nitida.
    Two acapus grew outside the hut.
  4. The wood of this tree.

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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)