morabukea

noun

mor·​a·​buk·​ea
variants or less commonly morabucquea
ˌmȯrəˈbəkēə
plural -s
: 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

Word History

Etymology

native name in British Guiana

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“Morabukea.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/morabukea. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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