Definition of obeche in English:

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obeche

Pronunciation: /ōˈbēCHē/

noun

A tropical tree native to West and central Africa, grown for its pale timber that is used for plywood and veneers.
  • Triplochiton scleroxylon, family Sterculiaceae.

Origin

Early 20th century: a term used in Nigeria.

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Syllabification: o·be·che

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