African blackwood


Definition of African blackwood

: a tropical African tree (Dalbergia melanoxylon) with hard purple wood used especially in the manufacture of musical instruments

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First Known Use of African blackwood

1843, in the meaning defined above

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“African blackwood.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jun. 2021.

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