African oak


: an African timber tree (Oldfieldia africana) of the family Euphorbiaceae that yields a very heavy hard teaklike reddish brown or purplish brown timber
: the wood of this tree

called also African teak

: ekki

Word History

First Known Use

1804, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Time Traveler
The first known use of African oak was in 1804

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“African oak.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

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