The Alternative Portuguese Dictionary: abacaxi

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abacaxi Alternative forms: abacaxí (obsolete) etymology From tpw ibakatí. pronunciation
  • (Brazil) /a.ˌba.ka.ˈʃi/
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noun: {{pt-noun}}
  1. (Brazil) pineapple fruit
  2. (Brazil) pineapple plant
  3. (Portugal) a certain fragrant, sweet cultivar of pineapple
  4. (Brazil, slang) a difficult situation
  5. (Brazil, military slang) pineapple (hand grenade)
Synonyms: (pineapple fruit) ananás (Portugal), (pineapple plant) abacaxizeiro (Brazil), ananás (Portugal)

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