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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  • araroba — [ar΄ə rō′bə, är΄ə rō′bə] n. [Port < Tupí name] 1. a bitter, yellow powder obtained from cavities in the trunk of a Brazilian tree (Andira araroba) of the pea family and used to make the drug chrysarobin; Goa powder 2. this tree …   English World dictionary

  • Araroba — Ar a*ro ba, n. [Tupi.] 1. Goa powder. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 2. A fabaceous tree of Brazil ({Centrolobium robustum}) having handsomely striped wood; called also {zebrawood}. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Araroba — (Ararobin), s. Chrysarobin …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • araroba — |ó| s. f. Árvore do Brasil …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • araroba — noun a bitter yellow powder used to treat skin diseases • Syn: ↑Goa powder, ↑chrysarobin • Hypernyms: ↑powder * * * ˌarəˈrōbə noun ( s) Etymology …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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

  • araroba — ar·a·ro·ba .ar ə rō bə n GOA POWDER …   Medical dictionary

  • araroba — n. type of tree native to Brazil …   English contemporary dictionary

  • araroba — ara·ro·ba …   English syllables

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