Entry from British & World English dictionary
Definition of peroba in English:
The timber of certain Brazilian hardwood trees:
- ● (white peroba) Timber used for furniture and storage vats, from the tree Paratecoma peroba (family Bignoniaceae). ● (red peroba) Timber from trees of the genus Aspidosperma (family Apocynaceae), which is similar to white peroba but less versatile.
- The instruments feature mahogany backs, curupay fingerboards and tops carved from Paraguayan hardwoods like peroba.
Early 19th century: via Portuguese from Tupi iperoba, literally 'bitter bark'.
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