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gaboon

[guh-boon, ga-, gah-] /gəˈbun, gæ-, gɑ-/
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
1910-1915
1910-15; variant of Gabon
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gaboon

/ɡəˈbuːn/
noun
1.
the dark mahogany-like wood from a western and central African burseraceous tree, Aucoumea klaineana, used in plywood, for furniture, and as a veneer
Word Origin
C20: altered from Gabon
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