Goa powder
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]

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  • Goa powder — n. [first used in GOA, c. 1852] ARAROBA (sense 1) …   English World dictionary

  • Goa powder — gō ə n a bitter powder found in the wood of a Brazilian leguminous tree (Andira araroba) and valued as the chief source of the drug chrysarobin called also araroba …   Medical dictionary

  • Goa powder — noun a bitter yellow powder used to treat skin diseases • Syn: ↑araroba, ↑chrysarobin • Hypernyms: ↑powder * * * noun Usage: usually capitalized G Etymology: goa ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • Goa powder — a brownish yellow, odorless, crystalline powder obtained from the wood or the trunk of the Brazilian tree Andira araroba, used as a source of chrysarobin. Also called araroba. [1870 75; after GÔA] * * * …   Universalium

  • Goa powder — Go′a pow der n. pln a yellow medicinal powder obtained from a Brazilian tree, Andira araroba: the source of chrysarobin • Etymology: 1870–75 …   From formal English to slang

  • Araroba powder — is a drug occurring in the form of a yellowish brown powder, varying considerably in tint, which derives an alternative name, Goa powder, from the Portuguese colony of Goa, where it appears to have been introduced about the year 1852, and is also …   Wikipedia

  • bahia powder — noun Usage: usually capitalized B Etymology: fr Bahia, Brazil : goa powder …   Useful english dictionary

  • Curry powder — is a mixture of spices of widely varying composition based on South Asian cuisine. Curry powder, and the contemporary English use of the word curry are Western inventions and do not reflect any specific Indian food, though a similar mixture of… …   Wikipedia

  • Go|a powder — «GOH uh», = araroba. (Cf. ↑araroba) ╂[< Goa, former Portuguese enclave, now part of India (the powder was exported from Brazil to Goa)] …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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