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carapa

[kuh-rap-uh] /kəˈræp ə/
noun
1.
a South American tree, Carapa guianensis, of the mahogany family.
2.
the light, reddish-brown wood of this tree, used for making furniture.
Also called andiroba, crabwood.
Origin of carapa
1860-1865
1860-65; < New LatinCarib: oil
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