variants: or less commonly morabucquea \ ˌmȯrəˈbəkēə \
plural -s

Definition of morabukea

: a leguminous tree (Mora gonggrijpii or Dimorphandra gonggrijpii) of British Guiana and Surinam that is closely related to the mora, that often grows in dense pure stands, and that yields hard heavy strong often streaked reddish brown wood very resistant to decay

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History and Etymology for morabukea

native name in British Guiana

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“Morabukea.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 May. 2021.

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