gaboon

[ guh-boon, ga-, gah- ]
/ gəˈbun, gæ-, gɑ- /

noun

Also called gaboon mahogany. the soft, reddish-brown wood of an African tree, Aucoumea klaineana, used for making furniture.
the tree itself.

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Origin of gaboon

First recorded in 1910–15; variant of Gabon
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British Dictionary definitions for gaboon

gaboon
/ (ɡəˈbuːn) /

noun

the dark mahogany-like wood from a western and central African burseraceous tree, Aucoumea klaineana, used in plywood, for furniture, and as a veneer

Word Origin for gaboon

C20: altered from Gabon
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