Definition of camara
1 : the hard and durable wood of the tonka-bean tree and other plants of the genus Dipteryx
2 : the camara nutmeg tree
3 : a tropical American shrub (Lantana camara) having showy yellow-orange tubular flowers
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Origin and Etymology of camara
Portuguese camará, from Tupi
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