wallaba

noun

wal·​la·​ba
ˈwäləbə also ˈwȯl-
plural -s
: any of several trees of the genus Eperua
especially : a valuable timber tree (E. falcata) of the Guianas and northern Brazil having pinnate leaves, clusters of red flowers, and reddish brown very durable wood that is used for palings and shingles

Word History

Etymology

Arawak

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“Wallaba.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wallaba. Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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