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cocobolo

[koh-kuh-boh-loh]
noun
  1. the hard, durable wood of any of several tropical trees of the genus Dalbergia, of the legume family, used for making furniture.
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Also co·co·bo·la [koh-kuh-boh-luh] /ˌkoʊ kəˈboʊ lə/.

Origin of cocobolo

1840–50; < Spanish < Arawak kakaboli
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Historical Examples

  • Exports of mahogany, cedar, and cocobolo have already begun.

    The Panama Canal

    J. Saxon Mills

  • The cocobolo has a rich brown color and a glossy surface and is very rare, hence is much sought after for use in furniture making.