[ kuh-boo-yuh; Spanish kah-boo-yah ]
/ kəˈbu yə; Spanish kɑˈβu yɑ /
noun, plural ca·bu·yas [kuh-boo-yuhz; Spanish kah-boo-yahs]. /kəˈbu yəz; Spanish kɑˈβu yɑs/.
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“I do believe that the buck stops here, that I cannot rely upon public opinion polls to tell me what is right. I do believe that right makes might and that if I am wrong, 10 angels swearing I was right would make no difference.”
Origin of cabuya
First recorded in 1870–75; from Spanish, from Taíno
Words nearby cabuya
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Example sentences from the Web for cabuya
They are five in number, twisted from the fibres of the cabuya, or maguey plant, and are about four inches thick.