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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Araroba  \Ar`a*ro"ba\,  n.  [Tupi.] 
  1.  Goa  powder. 
 
  2.  A  fabaceous  tree  of  Brazil  ({Centrolobium  robustum}) 
  having  handsomely  striped  wood;  --  called  also 
  {zebrawood}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  araroba 
  n  :  a  bitter  yellow  powder  used  to  treat  skin  diseases  [syn:  {Goa 
  powder},  {chrysarobin}] 




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