wenge

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wenge

(ˈwɛnɡeɪ)
n
1. (Plants) a large, straight tree Millettia laurentii of Central and West Africa valued for its hard dark wood, used in furniture and flooring
2. (Forestry)
a. the wood of this tree
b. (as modifier): a wenge chair.
[C20: from a native African word]
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Capacites germinatives et regeneratives in vitro du bois de palissandre ou<< Ebenier>> du Senegal (Dalbergia melanoxylon, Fabaceae).
The overwhelming pressure of the 'grotesque triste', which could force a sharp bark of mirth out of neutral Flaubertian omniscience, as when Dussardier (who incidentally dies from a sword thrust, not a bullet wound) entertains his friends in a garret where 'au milieu de l'alcove, souriait, dans un cadre de palissandre, le visage de Beranger!' (L'Education sentimentale, II, 6), is the exception that proves the rule.
On avait brode cela sur quelque metier de palissandre [...].
Wenge, palissandre du Congo, dikela, mibotu, bokonge, tshikalakala, awong, nson-so.