obeche


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obeche

(əʊˈbiːtʃɪ)
n
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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Noun1.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
genus Triplochiton, Triplochiton - small genus of tropical African trees with maplelike leaves
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 building's exterior has a distinctive obeche wood screen and undulating pattern within a triple-glazed insulated curtain wall, offering an inviting and transparent face to the community.
Mid-infrared spectroscopy and dynamic mechanical analysis of heat-treated obeche (Triplochiton scleroxylon) wood.
(68) Triplochiton scleroxylon (wawa, obeche), a hardwood species, but with a soft, easy workable wood, and abundant in the forest at that time, took over as the most important species and, in 1957, made up over sixty per cent of timber exports.
The pastors have gone to the extent of naming cats, dogs, owls, spiders, Gecko, rats, snakes as possessors of demons; and they have equally named trees like obeche, iroko, and mahogany as the homestead of evil spirits.
The smell of the leather seats, the sound of the throaty exhaust, the feel of the obeche wood steering wheel and the slap of the wind against my goggles (you don't think RAF pilots take to the skies without their leather goggles do you?).
James Munyaradzi, Bryon Obeche and Famara Jatta were the Stockton scorers.
At half-time the score was 2-2 as Bryon Obeche levelled for Stockton Churches United.
A Study of Growth of Obeche under Different Management System in Southern Nigeria, Nigeria Journal of Forestry, 1: 53-63.
Furthermore, the values found were particularly homogeneous as compared to those of the solid wood used to produce MLW (obeche and poplar from plantations), both within the same block and among blocks, with very low coefficients of variation of the properties investigated.
At the base of the mountain there is primary forest, dominated by obeche (Triplochiton scleroxylon), iroko (Chlorophora regia), and idigbo (Terminalia ivorensis).
On the hardwood side it carries a choice of 23 different types including Afrormosia, Ash, Beech, Cedar, Cherry American, Idigbo, Iroko, Jelutong, Keruing, Lauan, Mahogany, Maple, Meranti, Oak, Obeche, Ramin, Sapele, Tatajuba, Teak, Tulipwood and Utile.