Definition of Marupa
1. Noun. Tree of the Amazon valley yielding a light brittle timber locally regarded as resistant to insect attack.
Generic synonyms: Bitterwood Tree
Group relationships: Genus Simarouba, Simarouba
Lexicographical Neighbors of Marupa
Literary usage of Marupa
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The naturalist on the river Amazons by Henry Walter Bates (1863)
"Many other kinds of ornamental and useful timber are met with, including a kind of box, which I saw made into carpenters' planes ; ebony and marupa; ..."
2. The Timbers of Commerce and Their Identification by Herbert Stone (1904)
"Not the marupa or Simaruba of Para (76). Sources of Supply. Brazil, West Indies, British Guiana. Physical Characters, etc. Weight about 30 Ibs. per cu. ft. ..."