kiaat


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kiaat

(ˈkiːɑːt)
n
1. (Plants) a tropical African leguminous tree, Pterocarpus angolensis
2. the wood of this tree, used for furniture, floors, etc
[C19: Afrikaans, from Dutch, probably from Malay kaju wood]
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Noun1.kiaat - deciduous South African tree having large odd-pinnate leaves and profuse fragrant orange-yellow flowers; yields a red juice and heavy strong durable wood
genus Pterocarpus, Pterocarpus - genus of tropical trees or climbers having usually broadly winged pods
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 choice of the Kiaat wood with its natural color variation enhanced the play in texture so that it was experienced with the visual senses, too.
The species are the African Skimmer, Grey-headed Parrot, Nembwe, Hippopotamus and Kiaat.
indigenous hardwood, such as kiaat and pod mahogany, as a long-term investment for future generations.