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.

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Origin of carapa

1860–65; <New Latin ≪ Carib: oil
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