Definition of Marupa

1. Noun. Tree of the Amazon valley yielding a light brittle timber locally regarded as resistant to insect attack.

Exact synonyms: Simarouba Amara
Generic synonyms: Bitterwood Tree
Group relationships: Genus Simarouba, Simarouba



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Marupa

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martyrology
martyrs
martyrship
martyry
maru
marua
marula
marulas
marum
marumage
marumi
marumi kumquat
marumoite
marupa (current term)
marvel
marvel-of-Peru
marveled
marvelest
marveleth
marveling
marvelled
marveller
marvellest
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marvelling
marvellous
marvellously
marvellousness

Literary usage of Marupa

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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. ..."

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