wallaba

[ wol-uh-buh ]
/ ˈwɒl ə bə /

noun

any of several trees belonging to the genus Eperua, of the legume family, native to the Guianas and northern Brazil.
the hard, heavy wood of any of these trees, used in the construction of buildings.

QUIZZES

TAKE THIS QUIZ IF A DAZZLING VOCABULARY IS YOUR DESIDERATUM!

Have the Words of the Day from October 19–25, 2020, made an indelible mark on your memory? Take the quiz to find out!
Question 1 of 7
What does “clement” mean?

Origin of wallaba

Borrowed into English from Arawak around 1815–25
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for wallaba