variants: or less commonly manbarklac \ ˈmanˌbärˌklak \
plural -s

Definition of manbarklak

1 : 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
2 : the very hard heavy reddish brown wood of various manbarklaks that is used especially in marine construction and valued for its resistance to borers

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History and Etymology for manbarklak

Dutch manbarklak, from native name in Surinam

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“Manbarklak.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Aug. 2020.

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