araroba

[ar-uh-roh-buh]

Origin of araroba

< Portuguese < Tupi, perhaps variant of araribá
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araroba

noun
  1. a Brazilian leguminous tree, Andira araroba
  2. Also called: Goa powder a bitter yellow powder obtained from cavities in the wood of this tree, formerly used in medicine to treat skin ailmentsSee also chrysarobin

Word Origin for araroba

from Portuguese, probably from Tupi, from arara parrot + yba tree
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