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mopani

mopane

/ (mɒˈpɑːnɪ) /
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noun
a leguminous tree, Colophospermum (or Copaifera) mopane, native to southern Africa, that is highly resistant to drought and produces very hard woodAlso called: ironwood
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Word Origin for mopani

C19: from Setswana (a Bantu language) mo-pane
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