calaba

calaba

[kuh-lah-buh]
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:
1745–55; < American Spanish

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calaba

noun
West Indian tree having racemes of fragrant white flowers and yielding a durable timber and resinous juice 
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