amboyna

noun
am·​boy·​na | \ am-ˈbȯi-nə How to pronounce amboyna (audio) \
variants: or amboina

Definition of amboyna

: a mottled curly-grained wood of a southeast Asian tree (Pterocarpus indicus) of the legume family

First Known Use of amboyna

1843, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for amboyna

Amboina, Moluccas, Indonesia

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“Amboyna.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/amboyna. Accessed 21 Jun. 2021.

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