African oak


Definition of African oak

1a : an African timber tree (Oldfieldia africana) of the family Euphorbiaceae that yields a very heavy hard teaklike reddish brown or purplish brown timber
b : the wood of this tree

called also African teak

2 : ekki

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First Known Use of African oak

1804, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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“African oak.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Aug. 2022.

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