[ ar-uh-roh-buh ]
/ ˌær əˈroʊ bə /
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Origin of araroba
< Portuguese < Tupi, perhaps variant of araribá
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Example sentences from the Web for araroba
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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