crabwood

1 of 2

noun (1)

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

crabwood

2 of 2

noun (2)

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

Word History

Etymology

Noun (1)

crab entry 8 + wood

Noun (2)

probably from crab entry 4 + wood

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“Crabwood.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/crabwood. Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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