n. a dense tropical hardwood resembling teak, used for furniture and panelling.

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  • Afrormosia — Afrormosia, Kakrodua Afrormosia Holz Systematik Eurosiden I Ordnung: Schmetterlingsblütenartige (Fabales) Familie …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Afrormosia — Afrormosia,   Kokrodua, mittelschweres (mittlere Dichte: 0,65 g/cm3), dauerhaftes, dunkelbraunes, dekoratives Laubholz von Afrormosia elata (Leguminosae) aus Westafrika, z. B. für Bootsbau, Parkett, Möbel, Furniere …   Universal-Lexikon

  • afrormosia — [ˌafrɔ: məʊzɪə] noun 1》 the wood of a tropical tree, resembling teak and used for furniture. 2》 the tree that yields afrormosia wood, occurring mainly in West Africa. [Genus Pericopsis (formerly Afrormosia).] Origin 1920s: mod. L., from Afro +… …   English new terms dictionary

  • afrormosia — /af rawr moh zee euh, zheuh, rohr /, n. 1. a tree, Pericopsis elata (or Afrormosia elata), of western Africa, having wood that resembles teak and is used in cabinetwork. 2. the wood of this tree. [ < NL (1906), orig. the genus name, equiv. to L… …   Universalium

  • afrormosia — noun Any of various African leguminous trees of the genus Afrormosia; the wood of these trees …   Wiktionary

  • afrormosia — n. tree native to Africa with wood that is similar to teak; wood of the afrormosia tree used in cabinetmaking and furniture industry …   English contemporary dictionary

  • afrormosia — n. 1 an African tree, Pericopsis (formerly Afrormosia) elata, yielding a hard wood resembling teak and used for furniture. 2 this wood. Etymology: mod.L f. AFRO + Ormosia genus of trees …   Useful english dictionary

  • afrormosia —  n.m. Bois tropical …   Le dictionnaire des mots absents des autres dictionnaires

  • Pericopsis elata — Afrormosia, Kakrodua Afrormosia Holz Systematik Unterklasse: Rosenähnliche (Rosidae) Ordnung …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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