imbuia

noun

im·​bu·​ia
variants or embuia or less commonly imbuya
ə̇mˈbüyə
plural -s
1
: any of several Brazilian timber trees of the genera Nectandra and Phoebe (family Lauraceae)
2
: the light to dark brown lustrous durable often strikingly figured wood of the imbuias that is readily polished and much used for fine cabinetwork

called also Brazilian walnut

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“Imbuia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/imbuia. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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