obeche

obeche

[oh-bee-chee]
noun
1.
a tropical African tree, Triplochiton scleroxylon.
2.
the hard, white to pale-yellow wood of this tree, used for making furniture.

Origin:
1905–10; < Edo oβεxε

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obeche

noun
1. the wood of an African obeche tree; used especially for veneering 
2. large west African tree having large palmately lobed leaves and axillary cymose panicles of small white flowers and one-winged seeds; yields soft white to pale yellow wood 
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