Definition of amboyna in English:


Line breaks: am|boyna
Pronunciation: /amˈbɔɪnə/

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(also amboyna wood)


[mass noun]
  • The decorative timber of a rapidly growing SE Asian tree, used for cabinetmaking.
    • The tree is Pterocarpus indicus, family Leguminosae


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

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