from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of tropical trees, natural order Meliaceæ.
- n. [l. c] A tree belonging to this genus.
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The "carapa," or arrau turtle, is, when full grown, forty or fifty pounds in weight.
[* The Tamanac Indians give it the name of carapa; the
Tamanac Indians give it the name of carapa; the Maypures call it timi.)) keeps the better, it is said, in proportion as it has undergone a strong ebullition.