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crabwood

[Car.; OED, corruption of Carap, the native name of a South American tree, Carapa guianensis] n. various species of trees: 1869 Ebony, crabwood, blackwood (Bacot 89). (Black)

1. Gymnanthes lucida: 1905 (Shattuck 203).

2. Excoecaria lucida: 1910 (Northrop 163).

3. Coccolobis krugii: 1920 (Britton 118). = BOAR PIGEON (PLUM), FAMILY WOOD

4. Ateramnus lucidus: 1977 (Patterson 27). = POTATO WOOD

Tags: noun, plant, tree

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Last update: 2012-01-17 00:11
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.1

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