aba·​ca·​xi | \ ¦a-bə-kə-¦shē \
plural -s

Definition of abacaxi

: a large, sweet pineapple grown especially in Brazil

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First Known Use of abacaxi

1866, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for abacaxi

borrowed from Brazilian Portuguese, “pineapple, variety of pineapple,” perhaps borrowed from Tupi *ɨβakati, from ɨβa “plant, fruit” + kati “fragrant”

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The first known use of abacaxi was in 1866

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“Abacaxi.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/abacaxi. Accessed 5 Aug. 2020.

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