dattock

noun
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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