Definition of Amboina wood in English:

Amboina wood

Syllabification: Am·boi·na wood
Pronunciation: /amˈboinə ˌwo͝od
 
/
(also Amboyna wood)

noun

  • The decorative wood of a rapidly growing Southeast Asian tree, often used for furniture making.
    • The tree is Pterocarpus indicus, family Leguminosae
    More example sentences
    • Exotic Amboina wood handles are decorated with a unique compass shield and capped off with Nickel silver bolsters.
    • This refers as well to my wooden reel-seats made from selected and rare Amboina wood.
    • He remained partial to the use of rare woods such as Macassar Ebony, the burr of Amboina wood, Brasilian Rosewood and Palisander.

Origin

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

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