dat·​tock | \ ˈdatək \
plural -s

Definition of dattock

1 : a tropical African tree (Detarium senegalense) of the family Leguminosae having rounded to oval pods with a sweet edible pulp and a single oily edible seed
2 : the hard dark reddish brown intricately figured wood of the dattock

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History and Etymology for dattock

Wolof detah, ditah

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“Dattock.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dattock. Accessed 9 December 2019.

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