wenge

/ (ˈwɛnɡeɪ) /

noun

a large, straight tree Millettia laurentii of Central and West Africa valued for its hard dark wood, used in furniture and flooring
  1. the wood of this tree
  2. (as modifier)a wenge chair

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Word Origin for wenge

C20: from a native African word
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