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carapa

[kuh-rap-uh]
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noun
  1. a South American tree, Carapa guianensis, of the mahogany family.
  2. the light, reddish-brown wood of this tree, used for making furniture.
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Origin of carapa

1860–65; < New LatinCarib: oil
Also called andiroba, crabwood.
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