a leguminous tree, Colophospermum (or Copaifera) mopane, native to southern Africa, that is highly resistant to drought and produces very hard wood: Also called: ironwood
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How to use mopani in a sentence
And then beyond—across the plains, grown with mopani bush—the road was all deep sand.The Matabele Campaign | R. S. S. Baden-Powell
Then there was silence again in the mopani forest, where lay three motionless human bodies; dead silence, for—hours, it seemed.
“Peters picked him up in the mopani veldt, down Pagadi way, and brought him on,” said Lamont.
And now, through its lifting folds, rises in dark loom the jagged silhouette of the mopani stockade.
For a sudden fusillade had opened on that side, and the chips were flying wildly from the mopani poles.