[guh-boon, ga-, gah-]
  1. Also called gaboon mahogany. the soft, reddish-brown wood of an African tree, Aucoumea klaineana, used for making furniture.
  2. the tree itself.

Origin of gaboon

First recorded in 1910–15; variant of Gabon
Also called okoume. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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  1. 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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