akori

noun
ako·​ri | \ ˈä-kə-rē \
plural -s

Definition of akori

1 : a porous coral formerly used for ornaments in West Africa and Samoa
2 : any one of several baser substitutes for akori

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First Known Use of akori

1922, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for akori

probably native name in western Africa

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“Akori.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/akori. Accessed 21 January 2020.

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