car·​a·​ju·​ra | \ ˌkarəˈzhu̇rə \
variants: or less commonly carajuru \ -​zhəˈrü \ or carajara \ -​ˈzhärə \
plural -s

Definition of carajura

1 : a Brazilian plant (Arrabidaea chica in family Bignoniaceae) that is the source of a red dye
2 : the red pigment extracted from the leaves of the carajura

called also chica

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History and Etymology for carajura

Portuguese carajura, carajurú, from Tupi carajurú, perhaps of Cariban origin; akin to Galibi caraerú, cariarú

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“Carajura.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Aug. 2020.

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