goncalo alves

gon·​ca·​lo al·​ves | \ gənˌsalōˈalvə̇s \

Definition of goncalo alves

1 : a tall tropical American timber tree (Astronium fraxinifolium) of the family Anacardiaceae that is especially abundant in eastern Brazil
2 : the hard strong durable heavy wood of the goncalo alves that has a straight grain and dark stripes on a yellowish to pinkish ground and is widely used for veneer, fine furniture, and heavy construction where its durability is important

called also kingwood, zebrawood

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Portuguese gonçalo-alves

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“Goncalo alves.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/goncalo%20alves. Accessed 11 May. 2021.

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