Carapa tree

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Carapa tree (Carapa guianensis)


A South American tree, Carapa guianensis, of the Mahogany family. Carapa timber is a light reddish-brown. It is used as a substitute for mahogany in furniture and cabinetry.


Synonyms and Related Terms

Carapa guianensis; andiroba (Fr., Port.); crabwood; andiroba

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Resources and Citations

  • G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971 Comment: p. 488
  • Random House, Webster's Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language, Grammercy Book, New York, 1997