Cabralea

noun
Ca·​bra·​lea | \ kəˈbrälēə, -ˈā- \

Definition of Cabralea

: 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

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History and Etymology for Cabralea

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 10 Jul. 2020.

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