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1. (Plants) a tree that is native to West Africa and a member of the family Sterculiaceae, bearing white flowers and palmate leaves
2. (Forestry) the pale-coloured wood obtained from this tree
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|Noun||1.||obeche - the wood of an African obeche tree; used especially for veneering|
wood - the hard fibrous lignified substance under the bark of trees
|2.||obeche - large west African tree having large palmately lobed leaves and axillary cymose panicles of small white flowers and one-winged seeds; yields soft white to pale yellow wood|
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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