amboyna


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amboyna

(æmˈbɔɪnə) or

amboina

n
(Forestry) the mottled curly-grained wood of an Indonesian leguminous tree, Pterocarpus indicus, used in making furniture
[C19: from the island of Amboina]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.amboyna - mottled curly-grained wood of Pterocarpus indicusamboyna - mottled curly-grained wood of Pterocarpus indicus
rosewood - hard dark reddish wood of a rosewood tree having a strongly marked grain; used in cabinetwork
padauk, padouk, Pterocarpus indicus, amboyna - tree native to southeastern Asia having reddish wood with a mottled or striped black grain
2.amboyna - tree native to southeastern Asia having reddish wood with a mottled or striped black grain
genus Pterocarpus, Pterocarpus - genus of tropical trees or climbers having usually broadly winged pods
amboyna, Andaman redwood - mottled curly-grained wood of Pterocarpus indicus
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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I soon fell into the company of some Dutch sailors belonging to the Amboyna, of Amsterdam, a stout ship of 450 tons.
A large extent of white wavelets often to be seen on the coasts of Amboyna, and in these parts of the sea.
Another apprehension I had was, the cruel usage we might meet with from them if we fell into their hands; then the story of Amboyna came into my head, and how the Dutch might perhaps torture us, as they did our countrymen there, and make some of our men, by extremity of torture, confess to crimes they never were guilty of, or own themselves and all of us to be pirates, and so they would put us to death with a formal appearance of justice; and that they might be tempted to do this for the gain of our ship and cargo, worth altogether four or five thousand pounds.
Donde finalmente polo parecer dos padres que aly estavamos, & de alguns fidalgos, nos averiguamos com o capitao dos Portugueses, desconfiando de poder tornar a Nova Espanha, que nos trouxesse para estas partes da India: da qual terra partindo, viemos por huma ilha de Amboyna, em a qual achei o Padre M.
The inlaid dragon is made of African bubinga and Amboyna burlwood.
Some of the islets and rocks that Vietnam keeps in the Spratlys include Amboyna Cay, Collins Reef, Ladd Reef, Namyit Island, Sand Cay, Sin Cowe Island and Southwest Cay.
Never afraid to experiment with new or unusual materials, Lauren looked to the dashboard of his 1938 Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic Coupe, one of only four such cars in the world, when he endowed the Automotive with a hand-finished amboyna burl wood bezel.
In the 17th century, however, trade with New World colonies introduced to Europe a variety of more exotic woods, including ebony, amboyna, and rosewood, and materials such as tortoiseshell and ivory.
The elegant, handsome art deco suite of burr amboyna and ivory bedroom furniture here of 1922-25 is signed by Emile-Jacques Ruhlmann and had belonged to Marcel Wolfers' wife Clairette (Fig.
Two other features claimed by Malaysia--Pulau Amboyna Kecil (Amboyna Cay) and Terumbu Laksamana (Commodore Reef)--are occupied by Vietnam and the Philippines respectively.
Amboyna burl comes from narra and padauk trees (Pterocarpus indicus of the Family Fabaceae).
1526), Camoes's Os Lusiadas (1572), Linschoten's Itinerario (1596),Argensola's Conquista (1609), Fletcher's Island Princess (1621), Head's English Rogue (1665), and Dryden's Amboyna (1673).