am·​boy·​na am-ˈbȯi-nə How to pronounce amboyna (audio)
variants or amboina
: a mottled curly-grained wood of a southeast Asian tree (Pterocarpus indicus) of the legume family

Word History


Amboina, Moluccas, Indonesia

First Known Use

1843, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of amboyna was in 1843

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Cite this Entry

“Amboyna.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

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