Origin of araroba

< Portuguese < Tupi, perhaps variant of araribá Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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British Dictionary definitions for araroba


  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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