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cocobolo

[koh-kuh-boh-loh] /ˌkoʊ kəˈboʊ loʊ/
noun
1.
the hard, durable wood of any of several tropical trees of the genus Dalbergia, of the legume family, used for making furniture.
Also, cocobola
[koh-kuh-boh-luh] /ˌkoʊ kəˈboʊ lə/ (Show IPA)
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Origin of cocobolo
1840-1850
1840-50; < Spanish < Arawak kakaboli
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  • Exports of mahogany, cedar, and cocobolo have already begun.

    The Panama Canal J. Saxon Mills
  • The cocobolo has a rich brown color and a glossy surface and is very rare, hence is much sought after for use in furniture making.

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