abura

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Yoruba abura

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

abura (plural aburas)

  1. A medium-sized tropical African tree, Mitragyne macrophylla, from the family Loganiaceae.[1][First attested in the mid 20th century.][2]
  2. The soft pale wood from the abura tree. [First attested in the mid 20th century.][2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Philip Babcock Gove (editor), Webster's Third International Dictionary of the English Language, Unabridged (G. & C. Merriam Co., 1976 [1909], ISBN 0-87779-101-5), page 8
  2. 2.0 2.1 Lesley Brown (editor), The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, 5th edition (Oxford University Press, 2003 [1933], ISBN 978-0-19-860575-7), page 10

Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

abura

  1. rōmaji reading of あぶら