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crabwood

[ krab-wood ]

noun



crabwood

/ ˈkræbˌwʊd /

noun

  1. a tropical American meliaceous tree, Carapa guianensis
  2. the wood of this tree, used for construction


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Word History and Origins

Origin of crabwood1

First recorded in 1840–50; crab 2 + wood 1
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Example Sentences

The Indians have a path alongside of it, through the forest, where prodigious crabwood trees grow.

Crabwood (Gymnanthes lucida) is known chiefly by the fine canes made of it.

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