Chittagong wood

noun

: the wood of either of two Indian trees (Chukrasia tabularis and Toona ciliata) of the family Meliaceae used for its mahoganylike qualities in cabinetwork

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Etymology

from Chittagong, division of East Bengal, Pakistan

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“Chittagong wood.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Chittagong%20wood. Accessed 5 Oct. 2022.

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