[guh-boon, ga-, gah-]
- Also called gaboon mahogany. the soft, reddish-brown wood of an African tree, Aucoumea klaineana, used for making furniture.
- the tree itself.
Origin of gaboon
First recorded in 1910–15; variant of Gabon
Also called okoume.
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Near the Gaboon river it is called wambee; and in Benguela, kissumba.Musical Myths and Facts, Volume I (of 2)
During that time he travelled all through the Ogowe and Gaboon valleys.Gorillas & Chimpanzees
R. L. Garner
And so it has been in Liberia, in746 Lagos, Gaboon, and in many other places.Stanley in Africa
James P. Boyd
His home is the forests of the Gaboon, the coast of Angola, and Guinea.The Desert World
But that limit is doubtless some distance north of this river (Gaboon).Lectures and Essays
- the dark mahogany-like wood from a western and central African burseraceous tree, Aucoumea klaineana, used in plywood, for furniture, and as a veneer
C20: altered from Gabon
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