goncalo alves

noun gon·ca·lo al·ves \gənˌsalōˈalvə̇s\

Definition of goncalo alves

  1. 1 :  a tall tropical American timber tree (Astronium fraxinifolium) of the family Anacardiaceae that is especially abundant in eastern Brazil

  2. 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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Origin and Etymology of goncalo alves

Portuguese gonçalo-alves


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