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araroba

[ar-uh-roh-buh] /ˌær əˈroʊ bə/
noun
1.
the wood of a Brazilian, leguminous tree, Andira araroba, from which Goa powder is derived.
2.
Pharmacology, Goa powder.
Origin
< Portuguese < Tupi, perhaps variant of araribá
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araroba

/ˌærəˈrəʊbə/
noun
1.
a Brazilian leguminous tree, Andira araroba
2.
Also called Goa powder. a bitter yellow powder obtained from cavities in the wood of this tree, formerly used in medicine to treat skin ailments See also chrysarobin
Word Origin
from Portuguese, probably from Tupi, from arara parrot + yba tree
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