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
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