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obeche

[oh-bee-chee] /oʊˈbi tʃi/
noun
1.
a tropical African tree, Triplochiton scleroxylon.
2.
the hard, white to pale-yellow wood of this tree, used for making furniture.
Origin of obeche
Edo
1905-1910
First recorded in 1905-10, obeche is from the Edo word oβεxε
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