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Amboina wood

Syllabification: Am·boi·na wood
Pronunciation: /amˈboinə ˌwo͝od/

Entry from US English dictionary

(also Amboyna wood)

Definition of Amboina wood in English:

noun

The decorative wood of a rapidly growing Southeast Asian tree, often used for furniture making.
  • The tree is Pterocarpus indicus, family Leguminosae

Origin

mid 19th century: named after Amboina Island (see Ambon).

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