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EtymologyEdit

From Portuguese jararaca, from Old Tupi îararaka

NounEdit

jararaca (plural jararacas)

  1. A species of venomous snake found in South America, Bothrops jararaca.
    • 2008 May 18, Alexei Barrionuevo, “Whose Rain Forest Is This, Anyway?”, in New York Times[1]:
      The pharmaceutical company Bristol-Myers Squibb, for example, found that the venom of the jararaca snake could help control high blood pressure and used it to create the drug Captopril.

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EtymologyEdit

From Old Tupi îararaka

NounEdit

jararaca f (plural jararacas)

  1. jararaca

ReferencesEdit

  • NAVARRO, E. A. Dicionário de tupi antigo: a língua indígena clássica do Brasil. São Paulo. Global. 2013.