Definition of iroko in English:


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Pronunciation: /ɪˈrəʊkəʊ, iː-/

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noun (plural irokos)

  • A tropical African tree which yields pale timber that is sometimes used as an oak or teak substitute.
    • Genus Chlorophora, family Moraceae: several species


late 19th century: from Yoruba.

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