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

1770, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for amboyna

Amboina, Moluccas, Indonesia

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about amboyna

Time Traveler for amboyna

Time Traveler

The first known use of amboyna was in 1770

See more words from the same year

Statistics for amboyna

Cite this Entry

“Amboyna.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/amboyna. Accessed 6 Jul. 2020.

Comments on amboyna

What made you want to look up amboyna? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

See Definitions and Examples »

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

A More Exception(al) Quiz

  • hot dog  hot dog  hot dog  hot dog cat
  • Which of the following words is not a synonym for ‘a young person’?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Add Diction

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!