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gaboon

(ɡəˈbuːn)
n
(Forestry) the dark mahogany-like wood from a western and central African burseraceous tree, Aucoumea klaineana, used in plywood, for furniture, and as a veneer
[C20: altered from Gabon]
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Takacs catches a Gaboon viper in the Cameroon rain forest.
Poisonous snakes most commonly found in Zululand Puff adder (Bitis arietans) Night adder (Causinae rhombeatus) Gaboon viper (Bitis gabonica) Mozambique spitting cobra (Naja mossambica) Rinkhals (Hemachatus haemachatus) Zebra, western barred, or black spitting cobra (Naja nigricincta) Forest or white-lipped cobra (Naja melanoleuca) Snouted or banded Egyptian cobra (Naja annulifera) Black mamba (Dendroaspis polylepis) Green mamba (Dendroaspis angusticeps) Vine or twig snake (Thelotornis species) Boomslang (Dispholidus typus) Table 3.
Within WunderWorld is "Tomb of the Gaboon," a captivating gallery that explores the complex life of creepy crawlers such as bugs, bats, scorpions, and snakes.
Examination of 4 large snakes (2 Gaboon vipers [Bitis gabonica], 1 rhinoceros viper [B.
Chipboard (CB), medium-density fiberboard, and gaboon mahogany plywood (GMP), 14, 16, and 18 mm thick, were used in this study.
Comparison of the physiological effects in rabbits of gaboon viper (Bitis gabonica) venoms from different sources.
The lamp's plywood ribs are laser-cut from gaboon mahogany, then painstakingly hand-glued and wrapped in polyurethane film to produce a translucent, otherworldly glow from the LED bulb contained inside.
Wilson on the Gaboon River, Savage was shown a skull, 'represented by the natives to be that of a monkey-like animal, remarkable for its size, ferocity and habits'.
The Gaboon viper and Bitis gabonica: hemorrhagic, metabolic, cardiovascular and clinical effects of the venom.
Gaboon Productions LLC, East Wenatchee; video production company.
The West African Gaboon viper, one of the largest in Africa and a master of camouflage, has dark spots in the geometrical pattern of its skin that are deep, velvety black and reflect very little light.
Exhibits include the hundred-pacer, the kraits, and the green habu and, for the lunar new year, a range of foreign species such as the gaboon viper, the black mamba, and the king cobra.