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gaboon

División en sílabas: ga·boon
Pronunciación: /ɡəˈbo͞on
 
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(also gaboon mahogany)

Definición de gaboon en inglés:

sustantivo

A tropical West African hardwood tree valued for its timber. Also called okoume.
  • Aucoumea klaineana, family Burseraceae
Example sentences
  • 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.
  • I'm guessing from Mik's comments and prejudice that really good gaboon works as well as the hoop.
  • Gaboon is also called gaboon mahogany because its soft, silky reddish-brown wood is similar in color to mahogany.

Origen

early 20th century: from Gaboon (now Gabon).

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