A large tropical African hardwood tree, with reddish-brown timber that resembles mahogany.
- Genus Entandrophragma, family Meliaceae
- While the ITTO study found that loggers target 35 tree species, just two, gaboon mahogany and sapele mahogany, account for over half of all logged timber.
- All products are made of three types of wood: ash from the US, beech from Germany and sapele from Africa.
- There may be other woods that have as wide a variety of figure as sapele, but I'm not aware of any.
Early 20th century: from the name of a port on the Benin River, Nigeria.
Words that rhyme with sapelecampanile, dele, eely, Ely, fusilli, Gigli, Ismaili, Keeley, Keneally, KwaNdebele, Lely, Matabele, mealie, mealy, Ndebele, Sindebele, steely, Swahili, wheelie
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