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African mahogany vs. sapele

  1. a large tree, Khaya ivorensis, of western Africa, having hard wood resembling true mahogany, widely used in cabinetmaking and boatbuilding.
  2. any of several related or similar African hardwood trees.
  3. the wood of any of these trees.
[ suh-pee-lee ]
  1. the mahoganylike wood of any of several African trees of the genus Entandrophragma, used for making furniture.
  2. a tree, especially Entandrophragma cylindricum, of the mahogany family, yielding this wood.

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