gaboon

[guh-boon, ga-, gah-]
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noun

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

Nearby words

  1. gablet,
  2. gabo,
  3. gabo, naum,
  4. gabon,
  5. gabonese,
  6. gaboon viper,
  7. gabor,
  8. gaboriau,
  9. gaborone,
  10. gabriel

Origin of gaboon

First recorded in 1910–15; variant of Gabon

Also called okoume.

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British Dictionary definitions for gaboon

gaboon

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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