Jaboticaba definition

zhə-bo͝otĭ-käbə
A Brazilian shrub or small tree (Myrciaria cauliflora) cultivated for its edible purplish-black fruits, which are borne directly on the trunk and larger branches.
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The evergreen Brazilian grape tree, Myrciaria cauliflora, a fruit-bearing tree native to Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay.
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Its fruit, purplish-black with a white pulp, which can be eaten raw or used in jellies and drinks.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
jaboticaba
Plural:
jaboticabas

Origin of jaboticaba

  • Portuguese from Tupí iauoti kaua having branches tipped with black fruit

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Portuguese jaboticaba (also spelt jabuticaba), from Tupian yawoti'kawa (“jaboticaba fruit") or ïapoti'kaba (“fruit in bloom").

    From Wiktionary