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crabwood

[krab-woo d]
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noun
  1. carapa.
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Origin of crabwood

First recorded in 1840–50; crab2 + wood1
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Historical Examples

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

    American Forest Trees

    Henry H. Gibson


British Dictionary definitions for crabwood

crabwood

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