plural -s
: any of several trees of the genus Centrolobium (family Leguminosae)
especially : a Brazilian tree (C. robustum)

called also zebrawood

: any of several trees of the genus Sickingia usually with heavy dark red wood
: the wood of an arariba tree

Word History


Portuguese araribá, from Tupi

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“Arariba.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

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