itauba

noun ita·uba \ ˌētəˈübə , ˌit- \

Definition of itauba

plural -s
1 : a large South American tree(Mezilaurus itauba) of the family Lauraceae that yields a durable russet-brown wood much used in marine and general construction
2 : the wood of the itauba

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Origin and Etymology of itauba

Portuguese itaúba, from Tupi itauba


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