carapa

[ kuh-rap-uh ]

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.

Origin of carapa

1
1860–65; <New Latin ≪ Carib: oil

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