iro·​ko | \ ə-ˈrō-(ˌ)kō How to pronounce iroko (audio) \

Definition of iroko

: a large tropical western African tree (Chlorophora excelsa) of the mulberry family having strong streaky insect-resistant wood which is often used as a teak substitute also : this wood

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Recent Examples on the Web The infinity pool has a surround of Salvatori lava stone, and the gazebo of iroko wood has a bamboo-trellis ceiling. Rosaria Zucconi, ELLE Decor, "House Tour: Minimalist Design Lets Nature Shine At This Tuscany Home," 4 Jan. 2017

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First Known Use of iroko

1890, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for iroko

Yoruba ìrokò

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“Iroko.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Aug. 2020.

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