jaboticaba

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Etymology[edit]

From Portuguese jaboticaba (also spelt jabuticaba), from Tupian yawoti’kawa (jaboticaba fruit) or ïapoti’kaba (fruit in bloom).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • enPR: jăbŏtĭkäʹbə, IPA(key): /dʒæbɒtɪˈkɑːbə/
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Noun[edit]

jaboticaba (plural jaboticabas)

  1. The evergreen Brazilian grape tree, Myrciaria cauliflora, a fruit-bearing tree native to Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay.
  2. Its fruit, purplish-black with a white pulp, which can be eaten raw or used in jellies and drinks.