Definition of makoré in US English:

makoré

(also makore, makori, makora)

noun

  • A large West African tree, Tieghemella heckelii, of the family Sapotaceae; the reddish- or purplish-brown, sometimes dark-streaked, wood of this tree.

Origin

Early 20th century; earliest use found in John H. Holland (b. 1869). From a language of Ivory Coast, probably via French (not attested in French before 1931).

Pronunciation

makoré

/makəˈreɪ/