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wenge

/ˈwɛnɡeɪ/
noun
1.
a large, straight tree Millettia laurentii of Central and West Africa valued for its hard dark wood, used in furniture and flooring
2.
  1. the wood of this tree
  2. (as modifier): a wenge chair
Word Origin
C20: from a native African word
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