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mopani

/mɒˈpɑːnɪ/
noun
1.
a leguminous tree, Colophospermum (or Copaifera) mopane, native to southern Africa, that is highly resistant to drought and produces very hard wood Also called ironwood
Word Origin
C19: from Setswana (a Bantu language) mo-pane
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  • For a sudden fusillade had opened on that side, and the chips were flying wildly from the mopani poles.

    In the Whirl of the Rising Bertram Mitford
  • She sleeps the first night (she started in the afternoon) in a belt of mopani forest.

    Tales of South Africa H.A. Bryden
  • “Peters picked him up in the mopani veldt, down Pagadi way, and brought him on,” said Lamont.

    In the Whirl of the Rising Bertram Mitford
  • Then there was silence again in the mopani forest, where lay three motionless human bodies; dead silence, for—hours, it seemed.

    In the Whirl of the Rising Bertram Mitford
  • Then came a new kind of bush, the mopani, a wholesome green little shrub, with butterfly-shaped foliage.

    The African Colony John Buchan
  • And then beyond—across the plains, grown with mopani bush—the road was all deep sand.

    The Matabele Campaign R. S. S. Baden-Powell
  • The mopani colliery, which dates back to 1860, is worked by a joint-stock company.

  • And now, through its lifting folds, rises in dark loom the jagged silhouette of the mopani stockade.

    In the Whirl of the Rising Bertram Mitford
  • This stuffs too valuable till we get clear of the mopani belt.

    In the Whirl of the Rising Bertram Mitford

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