boekenhout

noun boe·ken·hout \ˈbükənˌhau̇t\

Definition of boekenhout

plural

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  1. :  a small tree (Faurea saligna) of the family Proteaceae of the savanna forests of West Africa with durable wood that is yellowish brown to reddish in color

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Origin and Etymology of boekenhout

Afrikaans, from boeken- beech (from Middle Dutch boeke, bouke) + hout wood, from Middle Dutch; akin to Old High German buohha beech and to Old High German holz wood — more at beech, holt


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