Goa powder

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


Goa powder (countable and uncountable, plural Goa powders)

  1. araroba; a bitter powder found in the interspaces of the wood of a Brazilian tree (Vataireopsis araroba) and used as a medicine


Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for Goa powder in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)

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