carapa

[ kuh-rap-uh ]
/ kəˈræp ə /

noun

a South American tree, Carapa guianensis, of the mahogany family.
the light, reddish-brown wood of this tree, used for making furniture.

Nearby words

  1. carambola,
  2. caramel,
  3. caramelize,
  4. carangid,
  5. carangoid,
  6. carapace,
  7. carat,
  8. caratacus,
  9. caratinga,
  10. caravaggio

Origin of carapa

1860–65; < New LatinCarib: oil

Also called andiroba, crabwood.

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