[ ar-uh-roh-buh ]
/ ˌær əˈroʊ bə /


the wood of a Brazilian, leguminous tree, Andira araroba, from which Goa powder is derived.
Pharmacology. Goa powder.

Origin of araroba

< Portuguese < Tupi, perhaps variant of araribá Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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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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