noun, plural scopae [skoh-pee] , scopas.

1795–1805; < Latin scōpae (plural, singular scopa rare) twigs, shoots

scopate [skoh-peyt] , adjective Unabridged
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scopa (ˈskəʊpə)
n , pl -pae
a tuft of hairs on the abdomen or hind legs of bees, used for collecting pollen
[C19: from Latin, used only in pl scopae twigs, brush]

SCOPA (ˈskəʊpə)
n acronym for
Standing Committee on Public Accounts

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