amboyna
or amboina noun Etymology: Amboina, Moluccas, Indonesia Date: circa 1859 a mottled curly-grained wood of a southeast Asian tree (Pterocarpus indicus) of the legume family

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  • Amboyna — can refer to:* Ambon, Maluku, a city in Indonesia * an archaic name for Ambon Island, part of the Maluku Islands of Indonesia * the burl of Pterocarpus trees, originally exported from Ambon, but now from many locations in SEAsia * a tragedy by… …   Wikipedia

  • amboyna — am·boy·na also am·boi·na (ăm boiʹnə) n. See padauk.   [After Amboyna (Ambon).] * * * …   Universalium

  • amboyna — n. the decorative wood of the SE Asian tree Pterocarpus indicus. Etymology: Amboyna Island in Indonesia …   Useful english dictionary

  • amboyna — noun a) A south east Asian tree, Pterocarpus indicus b) The reddish, mottled or striped wood of this tree, used in cabinetmaking Syn: padauk …   Wiktionary

  • AMBOYNA —    (238), with a chief city of the name, the most important of the Moluccas, in the Malay Archipelago, and rich before all in spices; it belongs to the Dutch, who have diligently fostered its capabilities …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • amboyna — [am bɔɪnə] noun the decorative wood of a fast growing SE Asian tree (Pterocarpus indicus), used for cabinetmaking. Origin C19: named after Amboina Island in Indonesia …   English new terms dictionary

  • amboyna — am·boy·na …   English syllables

  • amboyna — /ʌmˈbɔɪnə/ (say um boynuh) noun → narra (def. 1). Also, amboina. {variant spelling of Amboina or Ambon, an island in Indonesia, in the Maluku Islands, where originally obtained} …   Australian English dictionary

  • Amboyna pine — (Bot.) The resiniferous tree {Agathis Dammara}, of the Moluccas. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Amboyna wood — Am*boy na wood A beautiful mottled and curled wood, used in cabinetwork. It is obtained from the {Pterocarpus Indicus} of Amboyna, Borneo, etc. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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