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amboyna

Saltos de línea: am|boyna
Pronunciación: /amˈbɔɪnə
 
/
(also amboyna wood)

Definición de amboyna en inglés:

sustantivo

[mass noun]
The decorative timber of a rapidly growing SE Asian tree, used for cabinetmaking.
  • The tree is Pterocarpus indicus, family Leguminosae
Example sentences
  • Its paleness escapes looking bland thanks to contrasting inlays of ebony, walnut and amboyna, a wood distinguished by bird's eye curls.
  • After finishing the surface, the grain texture of amboyna wood has a depth and richness unmatched in other textured woods.
  • The centrepiece of the pavilion was a grand piano designed by Ruhlmann and made from such exotic materials as amboyna wood and Macassar ebony.

Origen

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

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