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calaba

[kuh-lah-buh]
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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.
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Origin of calaba

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