obeche

noun
obe·che
variants: or less commonly obechi \ōˈbēchē \
plural -s

Definition of obeche 

1 : a large West African tree (Triplochiton scleroxylon) with soft white to pale yellow wood

called also arere, samba

2 : the wood of the obeche used especially for veneering

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History and Etymology for obeche

native name in Nigeria

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