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sapele

[suh-pee-lee] /səˈpi li/
noun
1.
Also called aboudikro. the mahoganylike wood of any of several African trees of the genus Entandrophragma, used for making furniture.
2.
a tree, especially Entandrophragma cylindricum, of the mahogany family, yielding this wood.
Also called sapele mahogany.
Origin of sapele
1900-1905
First recorded in 1900-05; after Sapele, a port on the Benin River in S Nigeria
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British Dictionary definitions for sapele

sapele

/səˈpiːlɪ/
noun
1.
any of several W African meliaceous trees of the genus Entandrophragma, esp E. cylindricum, yielding a hard timber resembling mahogany
2.
the timber obtained from such a tree, used to make furniture
Word Origin
C20: West African name
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