Definition of kiaat in English:


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Pronunciation: /kɪˈɑːt


  • A tree with fragrant yellow flowers and useful timber that resembles teak, native to tropical and southern Africa.
    • Pterocarpus angolensis, family Leguminosae
    More example sentences
    • And my friend Glen Davis has a box pentatonic kalimba which has the deepest darkest kiaat wood I have ever seen.
    • This is a kiaat tree, which is slow growing, and often forms very twisted shapes.
    • The kiaat is a deciduous, spreading and slightly flat-crowned tree with a high canopy.


mid 19th century: via Dutch from Malay kayu jati 'teak wood'.

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