ekki

noun

ek·​ki
ˈekē
plural -s
1
: a tropical African timber tree (Lophira alata or L. procera) of the family Ochnaceae yielding a heavy hard durable reddish brown wood that is used especially for wharves, railway ties, and flooring
2
: the wood of the ekki

Word History

Etymology

native name in Africa

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“Ekki.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ekki. Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

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