variants or less commonly manbarklac
plural -s
: any of numerous usually large tropical American trees constituting a genus (Eschweilera) that is closely related to Lecythis and has smooth leathery leaves, brightly colored flowers in panicles or racemes, and large operculate fruits with sessile seeds often containing bitter kernels
: the very hard heavy reddish brown wood of various manbarklaks that is used especially in marine construction and valued for its resistance to borers

Word History


Dutch manbarklak, from native name in Surinam

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“Manbarklak.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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