amboyna

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noun am·boy·na \am-ˈbȯi-nə\
variants: or

amboina

Definition of amboyna

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

Origin and Etymology of amboyna

Amboina, Moluccas, Indonesia


First Known Use: 1770


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