variants or caranna gum or less commonly carana
or carauna
plural -s
: a dark resinous medicinal gum obtained from any of several South American trees (especially Protium carana, P. altissimum, and Pachylobus hexandrus)

Word History


Spanish caraña, probably from a native name in Venezuela

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“Caranna.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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