opepe


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Related to opepe: Nauclea diderrichii, afara, OPEPA

opepe

(əʊˈpiːpiː)
n
(Plants) a West African tree, esp Nauclea diderrichii (family Rubiaceae), or the yellow wood of this tree
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Noun1.opepe - large African forest tree yielding a strong hard yellow to golden brown lumber; sometimes placed in genus Sarcocephalus
genus Nauclea, Nauclea - small genus of evergreen tropical shrubs or trees with smooth leathery 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 influence of the natural extractives of Opepe (Nauclea diderrichii) and African padauk (Pterocarpus soyauxii) timbers on their durability.
When Hewlett and his wife Bonnie, also a medical anthropologist, arrived in the affected area of Mbomo, most of the Congolese there indicated that EVD was an epidemic illness, which they called opepe ekono, and not sorcery.
Ko Motatau me Tarakeha oku maunga; Ko Taikerau me Opepe oku awa; Ko Motatau me Opape oku marae; Ko Ngatokimatawhaorua me Mataatua oku waka; Ko Ngati Hine me Ngaitamahaua oku hapu; Ko Nga Puhi me Whakatohea oku iwi; Ko Kim Tipene toku ingoa.