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A tropical West African hardwood tree which is valued for its timber.
- ‘While the ITTO study found that loggers target 35 tree species, just two, gaboon mahogany and sapele mahogany, account for over half of all logged timber.’
- ‘Gaboon is also called gaboon mahogany because its soft, silky reddish-brown wood is similar in color to mahogany.’
- ‘Inside the foyer, the lower walls were panelled in gaboon mahogany, with wallboard above.’
- ‘I'm guessing from Mik's comments and prejudice that really good gaboon works as well as the hoop.’
- ‘I am going to use hoop pine marine ply made in QLD as I just couldn't seem to get the quality I wanted in gaboon mahogany.’
Early 20th century: from Gaboon (now Gabon).
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