imbuia

noun im·bu·ia \ə̇mˈbüyə\
variants: or

embuia

less commonly

imbuya

\ə̇mˈbüyə\

Definition of imbuia

plural

-s

  1. 1 :  any of several Brazilian timber trees of the genera Nectandra and Phoebe (family Lauraceae)

  2. 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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Origin and Etymology of imbuia

Portuguese


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