carajura

noun car·a·ju·ra \ˌkarəˈzhu̇rə\
variants: less commonly

carajuru

\-zhəˈrü\ or

carajara

\-ˈzhärə\

Definition of carajura

plural

-s

  1. 1 :  a Brazilian plant (Arrabidaea chica in family Bignoniaceae) that is the source of a red dye

  2. 2 :  the red pigment extracted from the leaves of the carajura —called also chica

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Origin and Etymology of carajura

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


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