- a tree, Calophyllum brasiliense, of the West Indies and Central and South America, having leathery leaves and fragrant white flowers.
- the reddish wood of this tree.
Origin of calaba
Borrowed into English from American Spanish around 1745–55
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On the eastern side is the suburb of Calaba, and on the western our Malabar Hill.The Darrow Enigma
Melvin L. Severy