araroba


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araroba

(ˌærəˈrəʊbə)
n
1. (Plants) a Brazilian leguminous tree, Andira araroba
2. (Pharmacology) 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
[from Portuguese, probably from Tupi, from arara parrot + yba tree]

a•ra•ro•ba

(ˌær əˈroʊ bə)

n., pl. -bas.
1. a Brazilian tree, Andira araroba, of the legume family, from which Goa powder is derived.
[1890–1900; < Portuguese < Tupi]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.araroba - a bitter yellow powder used to treat skin diseases
powder - any of various cosmetic or medical preparations dispensed in the form of a pulverized powder
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