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Definition of crabwood

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: a timber tree (Carapa guianensis) of tropical South America


noun (2)
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Definition of crabwood (Entry 2 of 2)

: a tree (Gymnanthes lucida) of the West Indies and southern Florida that contains a poisonous juice

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History and Etymology for crabwood

Noun (1)

crab entry 8 + wood

Noun (2)

probably from crab entry 4 + wood

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“Crabwood.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Feb. 2020.

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