Definition of sabicu in English:

sabicu

Syllabification: sab·i·cu
Pronunciation: /ˈsabiˌko͞o
 
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noun

  • A Caribbean tree of the pea family, with timber that resembles mahogany and is used chiefly in boatbuilding.
    • Lysiloma sabicu, family Leguminosae
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    • 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.

Origin

mid 19th century: from Cuban Spanish sabicú.

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