a brownish-yellow, odorless, crystalline powder obtained from the wood or the trunk of the Brazilian tree Andira araroba, used as a source of chrysarobin.
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Also called araroba .
Origin of Goa powder
First recorded in 1870–75; after Gôa
Words nearby Goa powder
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British Dictionary definitions for Goa powder
another name for araroba (def. 2)
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