Origin of scopa
1795–1805; < Latin scōpae (plural, singular scopa rare) twigs, shoots
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Examples from the Web for scopa
Two minutes later the cousins were absorbed in a game of scopa.
There would be a group intent on "Scopa," another calling "Mi staio!"The Call of the Blood
Robert Smythe Hichens
- a tuft of hairs on the abdomen or hind legs of bees, used for collecting pollen
C19: from Latin, used only in pl scopae twigs, brush
- Standing Committee on Public Accounts
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Word Origin and History for scopa
tuft of hairs on a bee's leg, from Latin scopae (plural) "twigs, shoots; a broom, brush," related to scapus "shaft" (cf. scullion).
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