Cabralea

noun

Ca·​bra·​lea
kəˈbrälēə,
-ˈā-
: a genus of trees of southern tropical America (family Meliaceae) noted chiefly for their wood which resembles cedar but is firmer and stronger and which is used for construction, joinery, furniture, and sculpture

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Pedro A. Cabral †about 1526 Portuguese navigator

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“Cabralea.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Cabralea. Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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