Andira araroba
Goa powder Go"a pow"der [So called from Goa, on the Malabar coast, whither it was shipped from Portugal.] A bitter powder (also called {araroba}) found in the interspaces of the wood of a Brazilian tree ({Andira araroba}) and used as a medicine. It is the material from which chrysarobin is obtained. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • araroba — Goa powder Go a pow der [So called from Goa, on the Malabar coast, whither it was shipped from Portugal.] A bitter powder (also called {araroba}) found in the interspaces of the wood of a Brazilian tree ({Andira araroba}) and used as a medicine.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • araroba — /ar euh roh beuh/, n. 1. the wood of a Brazilian, leguminous tree, Andira araroba, from which Goa powder is derived. 2. Pharm. See Goa powder. [ < Pg < Tupi, perh. var. of ARARIBÁ] * * * …   Universalium

  • araroba — a•ra•ro•ba [[t]ˌær əˈroʊ bə[/t]] n. pl. bas 1) pln a Brazilian tree, Andira araroba, of the legume family, from which Goa powder is derived 2) pha pln Goa powder • Etymology: 1890–1900; < Pg < Tupi …   From formal English to slang

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