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

Word History


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

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“Carapa.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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