[ ar-uh-roh-buh ]
/ ˌær əˈroʊ bə /
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Let’s start with some etymology: What are the origins of the typographical word “bracket”?
First appeared around 1750, and is related to the French word “braguette” for the name of codpiece armor.
First appeared in 1610, based on the French word “baguette” for the long loaf of bread.
First appeared in 1555, and is related to the French word “raquette” for a netted bat.TAKE THE QUIZ TO FIND OUT
Origin of araroba
<Portuguese <Tupi, perhaps variant of araribá
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Example sentences from the Web for araroba
The tree which yields it is the Andira Araroba of the natural order Leguminosae.
The Goa powder or araroba is contained in the trunk, filling crevices in the heartwood.
British Dictionary definitions for araroba
/ (ˌærəˈrəʊbə) /
a Brazilian leguminous tree, Andira araroba
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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