plural -s
: 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

Word History


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

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“Boekenhout.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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