[ kuh-lah-buh ]
/ kəˈlɑ bə /
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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.
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Origin of calaba
Borrowed into English from American Spanish around 1745–55
Words nearby calaba
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Example sentences from the Web for calaba
A fragrant resinous substance produced by calophyllum calaba, or Santa Maria tree.
On the eastern side is the suburb of Calaba, and on the western our Malabar Hill.The Darrow Enigma|Melvin L. Severy