carabassa

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Etymology[edit]

From a pre-Roman substrate of Iberia, possibly non-Indo-European. From the reconstructed term *carapaccia (or *calapaccia: compare Spanish calabaza and Portuguese cabaça), denoting the envelope or shell of certain plants and animals. See also clàpet. First attested in 1272.

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • (standard) IPA(key): /kə.ɾəˈβa.sə/
  • (Central, colloquial, pronouncing carbassa) IPA(key): /kəɾˈβa.sə/

Noun[edit]

carabassa f ‎(plural carabasses)

  1. pumpkin
  2. (color) orange

Adjective[edit]

carabassa

  1. (color) orange

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