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  • Theobroma grandiflorum. Also known as (in Spanish) cupuasú, copoasú, cacao blanco, and (in Portuguese) cupuaçu, pupu, pupuaçu.

    A tree (and its fruit) in the eastern Amazonian rain forest. See description here.

    March 13, 2009

  • Also spelled cupuaçu, rolig?

    March 13, 2009

  • Yes, in Brazil. I came across this name in a piece I was editing about indigenous communities in the Brazilian state of Acre. The word was written as cupuaçu, but I wondered if there was an English equivalent. And I found cupuassu on Wikipedia (which I don't usually have much confidence in).

    March 14, 2009

  • Ah, thanks.

    March 14, 2009