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A tree with fragrant yellow flowers and useful timber that resembles teak, native to tropical and southern Africa.
- ‘This beautiful seascape was made with blue pine, aspen, myrtlewood, kiaat, maple, red cedar and yellowheart.’
- ‘This is a kiaat tree, which is slow growing, and often forms very twisted shapes.’
- ‘Combretums grow in large numbers and there are giant sycamore figs, mkuhlus, maroelas, kiaats and spectacular flowering trees such as the white pear and the red and orange kaffirboom.’
- ‘And my friend Glen Davis has a box pentatonic kalimba which has the deepest darkest kiaat wood I have ever seen.’
- ‘The kiaat is a deciduous, spreading and slightly flat-crowned tree with a high canopy.’
Mid 19th century: via Dutch from Malay kayu jati ‘teak wood’.
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