peroba

noun
pe·​ro·​ba | \ pəˈrōbə \
plural -s

Definition of peroba

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

called also ipé peroba

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History and Etymology for peroba

Portuguese, from Tupi iperoba, peroba

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“Peroba.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/peroba. Accessed 7 Mar. 2021.

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