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Goa powder

noun
1.
a brownish-yellow, odorless, crystalline powder obtained from the wood or the trunk of the Brazilian tree Andira araroba, used as a source of chrysarobin.
Also called araroba.
Origin of Goa powder
1870-1875
First recorded in 1870-75; after Gôa
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Goa powder

noun
1.
another name for araroba (sense 2)
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