nja·​ve | \ ˈnyävə \
variants: or djave \ ˈjä-​ \
plural -s

Definition of njave

: a very large tropical African tree (Mimusops njave) that has a termite-resistant wood somewhat resembling mahogany, a slightly acid edible fruit, and a seed rich in a fat that resembles shea butter

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native name in Africa

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“Njave.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/njave. Accessed 18 Feb. 2020.

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