[ pree-skyoo-tuh m ]
/ priˈskyu təm /
noun, plural pre·scu·ta [pree-skyoo-tuh] /priˈskyu tə/, pre·scu·tums.
the anterior dorsal sclerite of a thoracic segment of an insect.
Discover The Influence Of Portuguese On English Via This Quiz!
We’ve gathered some interesting words donated to English from Portuguese … as well as some that just don’t translate at all. Do you know what they mean?
Question 1 of 11
Which of the following animal names traces its immediate origin to Portuguese?
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