Definition of peroba in English:

peroba

noun

mass noun
  • The timber of certain Brazilian hardwood trees.

    • ‘The instruments feature mahogany backs, curupay fingerboards and tops carved from Paraguayan hardwoods like peroba.’

Origin

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

Pronunciation

peroba

/pəˈrəʊbə/