boekenhout

noun
boe·​ken·​hout | \ ˈbükənˌhau̇t \
plural -s

Definition of boekenhout

: 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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History and Etymology for 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

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“Boekenhout.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/boekenhout. Accessed 13 Aug. 2022.

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