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iroko Line breaks: iroko
Pronunciation: /ɪˈrəʊkəʊ/
/iːˈrəʊkəʊ/

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Definition of iroko in English:

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

Origin

Late 19th century: from Yoruba.

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