[ skoh-puh ]
/ ˈskoʊ pə /

noun, plural sco·pae [skoh-pee] /ˈskoʊ pi/, sco·pas.


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Origin of scopa

1795–1805; < Latin scōpae (plural, singular scopa rare) twigs, shoots


sco·pate [skoh-peyt] /ˈskoʊ peɪt/, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for scopa (1 of 2)

/ (ˈskəʊpə) /

noun plural -pae (-ˌpiː)

a tuft of hairs on the abdomen or hind legs of bees, used for collecting pollen

Word Origin for scopa

C19: from Latin, used only in pl scopae twigs, brush

British Dictionary definitions for scopa (2 of 2)

/ (ˈskəʊpə) /

n acronym for (in South Africa)

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