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iroko

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noun iro·ko \ə-ˈrō-(ˌ)kō\

Definition of iroko

  1. :  a large tropical western African tree (Chlorophora excelsa) of the mulberry family having strong streaky insect-resistant wood which is often used as a teak substitute; also :  this wood



Origin and Etymology of iroko

Yoruba ìrokò


First Known Use: 1890


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