ca·​rapa | \ kəˈrapə \

Definition of carapa

1 capitalized : a small genus of tropical trees (family Meliaceae) having abruptly pinnate leaves and flowers with four or five petals and monadelphous stamens
2 or less commonly carap \ kəˈrap \ or crab \ ˈkrab How to pronounce crab (audio) \ plural -s [carap, short for carapa; crab, by folk etymology from carapa] : any tree of the genus Carapa carap wood crab nut — see crabwood

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New Latin, from Galibi carapa, krapa, literally, oil

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“Carapa.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Jul. 2020.

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