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amboyna

amboina

noun
  1. the mottled curly-grained wood of an Indonesian leguminous tree, Pterocarpus indicus, used in making furniture
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Word Origin

C19: from the island of Amboina
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Examples from the Web for amboyna

Historical Examples

  • In the Moluccas themselves the species of Amboyna are the largest; 4.

    Contributions to the Theory of Natural Selection

    Alfred Russel Wallace

  • The species of Celebes equal or even surpass in size those of Amboyna.

    On the Genesis of Species

    St. George Mivart

  • In the Moluccas themselves the species of Amboyna are the largest.

    On the Genesis of Species

    St. George Mivart

  • You can all lend a hand till I land you at Amboyna or Ternate.

  • Captain Foote was left as governor of the island with a garrison, while we went on to Amboyna.

    Old Jack

    W.H.G. Kingston