plural -s
: any of several large leguminous trees of tropical West Africa (especially Didelotia africana and members of the genera Copaifera and Brachystegia)
: 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

Word History



First Known Use

1934, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of bubinga was in 1934

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“Bubinga.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bubinga. Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

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