carajura

noun

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

Word History

Etymology

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

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“Carajura.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/carajura. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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