gaboon

gaboon

[guh-boon, ga-, gah-]
noun
1.
Also called gaboon mahogany. the soft, reddish-brown wood of an African tree, Aucoumea klaineana, used for making furniture.
2.
the tree itself.
Also called okoume.


Origin:
1910–15; variant of Gabon

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gaboon (ɡəˈbuːn)
 
n
the dark mahogany-like wood from a western and central African burseraceous tree, Aucoumea klaineana, used in plywood, for furniture, and as a veneer
 
[C20: altered from Gabon]

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