Definition of jequitiba
1 : a South American tree (Cariniana legalis) that yields a valuable hardwood similar to Colombian mahogany
2 : the wood of the jequitiba —called also Brazilian mahogany
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Origin and Etymology of jequitiba
Portuguese jequitibá, from Tupi
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