Share this entry

peroba Line breaks: per¦oba
Pronunciation: /pəˈrəʊbə/

Entry from British & World English dictionary

Definition of peroba in English:


[mass noun]
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.


Early 19th century: via Portuguese from Tupi iperoba, literally 'bitter bark'.

Definition of peroba in:

Share this entry


What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day exemplum
Pronunciation: ɪɡˈzɛmpləm
an example or model...