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calaba

[kuh-lah-buh] /kəˈlɑ bə/
noun
1.
a tree, Calophyllum brasiliense, of the West Indies and Central and South America, having leathery leaves and fragrant white flowers.
2.
the reddish wood of this tree.
Also called Maria, Santa Maria.
Origin of calaba
1745-1755
Borrowed into English from American Spanish around 1745-55
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  • On the eastern side is the suburb of calaba, and on the western our Malabar Hill.

    The Darrow Enigma Melvin L. Severy

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