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calaba

[ kuh-lah-buh ]
/ kəˈlɑ bə /
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noun

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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Also called Maria, Santa Maria.

Origin of calaba

Borrowed into English from American Spanish around 1745–55
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