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calaba

[kuh-lah-buh] /kəˈlɑ bə/
noun
1.
a tree, Calophyllum brasiliense, of the West Indies and Central and South America, having leathery leaves and fragrant white flowers.
2.
the reddish wood of this tree.
Also called Maria, Santa Maria.
Origin of calaba
1745-1755
1745-55; < American Spanish
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  • On the eastern side is the suburb of calaba, and on the western our Malabar Hill.

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