Definition of sabicu in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈsabəˌko͞o/


A Caribbean tree of the pea family, with timber that resembles mahogany and is used chiefly in boatbuilding.
  • Lysiloma sabicu, family Leguminosae.
Example sentences
  • Cedar, mahogany, sabicu, and other precious timbers, felled in the island's woods, were prodigiously used in the industry and hewn into majestic, shapely galleons, destined for the various Spanish armadas.
  • Wooden doors made from cedar, acana, sabicu - trees that are precious or now extinct - adorn many deco buildings in Centro Habana.
  • I am in need of an organic method of dealing with thornbugs - every year they find my lysiloma sabicu tree very tasty.


Mid 19th century: from Cuban Spanish sabicú.

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Syllabification: sab·i·cu

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