Definition of Amboina wood in English:

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Amboina wood

Pronunciation: /amˈboinə ˌwo͝od/
(also Amboyna wood)


The decorative wood of a rapidly growing Southeast Asian tree, often used for furniture making.
  • The tree is Pterocarpus indicus, family Leguminosae
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.


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

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