Goa powder

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So called from Goa, on the Malabar coast, where it was shipped from Portugal.

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Goa powder (countable and uncountable, plural Goa powders)

  1. A bitter powder found in the interspaces of the wood of a Brazilian tree (Vataireopsis araroba) and used to treat eczema and other skin diseases.
    Synonym: araroba

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