plural -s
: any of several important Brazilian timber trees: such as
or peroba rosa : a tree (Aspidosperma polyneuron) with very hard rose-yellow wood common in the state of São Paulo
: a tree (Paratecoma peroba) of the family Apocynaceae with yellowish brown wood found along the coast of South America

called also ipé peroba

Word History


Portuguese, from Tupi iperoba, peroba

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“Peroba.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.

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