calaba

[kuh-lah-buh]
noun
  1. a tree, Calophyllum brasiliense, of the West Indies and Central and South America, having leathery leaves and fragrant white flowers.
  2. the reddish wood of this tree.

Origin of calaba

Borrowed into English from American Spanish around 1745–55
Also called Maria, Santa Maria.
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Historical Examples of calaba

  • On the eastern side is the suburb of Calaba, and on the western our Malabar Hill.

    The Darrow Enigma

    Melvin L. Severy