mopani

World English Dictionary
mopani or mopane (mɒˈpɑːnɪ)
 
n
Also called: ironwood a leguminous tree, Colophospermum (or Copaifera) mopane, native to southern Africa, that is highly resistant to drought and produces very hard wood
 
[C19: from Setswana (a Bantu language) mo-pane]
 
mopane or mopane
 
n
 
[C19: from Setswana (a Bantu language) mo-pane]

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Explore Dictionary.com
Previous Definition: mopane
Next Definition: mopani worm
Words Near: mopani
More from Thesaurus.com
Synonyms and Antonyms for mopani
More from Reference.com
Search for articles containing mopani
More from Dictionary.com Translator
Dictionary.com Word FAQs

Dictionary.com presents 366 FAQs, incorporating some of the frequently asked questions from the past with newer queries.

Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature