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A large tropical African hardwood tree, with reddish-brown timber that resembles mahogany.
- ‘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.’
- ‘There may be other woods that have as wide a variety of figure as sapele, but I'm not aware of any.’
- ‘All products are made of three types of wood: ash from the US, beech from Germany and sapele from Africa.’
Early 20th century: from the name of a port on the Benin River, Nigeria.
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From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.