DIKA

dika

noun
African tree with edible yellow fruit resembling mangos; valued for its oil-rich seed and hardy green wood that resists termites [syn: wild mango
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dika

(Irvingia gabonensis), tropical African tree, of the family Irvingiaceae, notable for its edible yellow fruit, which somewhat resembles the mango. The seed is rich in a fat used locally to make both bread and a type of butter. The wood is very hard and is used locally in building construction.

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