carajura

noun car·a·ju·ra \ ˌkarəˈzhu̇rə \
variants: or less commonly carajuru \-zhəˈrü\ or carajara \-ˈzhärə\

Definition of carajura

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

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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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