African walnut

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Noun1.African walnut - tropical African timber tree with wood that resembles mahogany
genus Lovoa, Lovoa - genus of African timber trees
tree - a tall perennial woody plant having a main trunk and branches forming a distinct elevated crown; includes both gymnosperms and angiosperms
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The scientists watched as three groups of chimps ambled through their territories, spending hours banging hard-shelled Coula edulis nuts up to 30 times before getting the nutmeat inside.
Many use saplings of the Coula edulis tree, which is durable and insect-resistant, as construction poles for the frames of houses.