African rosewood

noun

Definition of African rosewood

1 : an African tree (Lingoum erinaceum)
2 : the close-grained fine-textured smooth and quite lustrous hard wood of the African rosewood
3 : bubinga

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First Known Use of African rosewood

1860, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“African rosewood.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/African%20rosewood. Accessed 20 Oct. 2021.

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