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carapa

[ kuh-rap-uh ]
/ kəˈræp ə /
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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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Also called andiroba, crabwood.

Origin of carapa

1860–65; <New Latin ≪ Carib: oil
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