[ 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
OTHER WORDS FROM scopasco·pate [skoh-peyt] /ˈskoʊ peɪt/, adjective
Words nearby scopa
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Example sentences from the Web for scopa
Two minutes later the cousins were absorbed in a game of scopa.
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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)
Standing Committee on Public Accounts
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