Santa Maria tree

San·​ta Ma·​ria tree | \ ¦santəmə¦rēə- \

Definition of Santa Maria tree

: an evergreen tropical American tree (Calophyllum calaba) that yields a durable straight close-grained timber and a fluid balsam like copaiba

called also calaba

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History and Etymology for Santa Maria tree

santa maria from Spanish, from Santa Maria St. Mary

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“Santa Maria tree.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Jan. 2021.

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