variants or less commonly carajuru
or carajara
plural -s
: a Brazilian plant (Arrabidaea chica in family Bignoniaceae) that is the source of a red dye
: the red pigment extracted from the leaves of the carajura

called also chica

Word History


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

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“Carajura.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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