mamangaba

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Old Tupi mamangab.

Noun[edit]

mamangaba f (plural mamangabas)

  1. (Brazil) bumblebee (any of the large bees in the genus Bombus)
    Synonyms: abelhão, mangangá

Further reading[edit]

  • mamangaba” in Dicionário Priberam da Língua Portuguesa.