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jaboticaba

[ zhuh-boo-ti-kah-buh ]

noun

  1. an evergreen tree, Myrciaria cauliflora, of the Myrtle family, native to southern Brazil, bearing on the trunk small clusters of edible, grapelike fruit.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of jaboticaba1

1815–25; < Portuguese jabuticaba < Tupi iauoti kaua

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