Definition of peroba in English:

peroba

noun

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.

    • ‘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/