bu·​binga | \ büˈbiŋ(g)ə \
plural -s

Definition of bubinga

1 : any of several large leguminous trees of tropical West Africa (especially Didelotia africana and members of the genera Copaifera and Brachystegia)
2 : the wood of a bubinga especially : the hard heavy heartwood of a bubinga that is similar in appearance to rosewood and is used for veneers

called also African rosewood

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First Known Use of bubinga

1934, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Bubinga.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bubinga. Accessed 2 Jun. 2020.

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