/ar'euh roh"beuh/, n.
1. the wood of a Brazilian, leguminous tree, Andira araroba, from which Goa powder is derived.
2. Pharm. See Goa powder.
[ < Pg < Tupi, perh. var. of ARARIBÁ]

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  • Araroba — (Ararobin), s. Chrysarobin …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • araroba — |ó| s. f. Árvore do Brasil …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • araroba — noun a bitter yellow powder used to treat skin diseases • Syn: ↑Goa powder, ↑chrysarobin • Hypernyms: ↑powder * * * ˌarəˈrōbə noun ( s) Etymology …   Useful english dictionary

  • araroba — Goa powder Go a pow der [So called from Goa, on the Malabar coast, whither it was shipped from Portugal.] A bitter powder (also called {araroba}) found in the interspaces of the wood of a Brazilian tree ({Andira araroba}) and used as a medicine.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • araroba — a•ra•ro•ba [[t]ˌær əˈroʊ bə[/t]] n. pl. bas 1) pln a Brazilian tree, Andira araroba, of the legume family, from which Goa powder is derived 2) pha pln Goa powder • Etymology: 1890–1900; < Pg < Tupi …   From formal English to slang

  • Araroba powder — is a drug occurring in the form of a yellowish brown powder, varying considerably in tint, which derives an alternative name, Goa powder, from the Portuguese colony of Goa, where it appears to have been introduced about the year 1852, and is also …   Wikipedia

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  • araroba — n. type of tree native to Brazil …   English contemporary dictionary

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